The Negative Effects Of Computer Games And The Internet

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Development in technology brings many things that people don’t have many years back. One of these things is computer gaming that is provided by the internet. Computer games is any various games, recorded on cassette or disc for use in a home computer, that are played by manipulating mouse, joystick or the keys on the keyboard of a computer in response to the graphics on screen. It is one of the widely used leisure activities by children. They say that playing those online games are just for fun , to keep away from the heat of the sun, without knowing that there are a lot of effects of playing those games that are more than what they think. (Harper Collins. Publisher 1991) Computer games, according to some researcher are beneficial. It enables the mind of the players to be more active, especially those puzzle-based games. It helps the players to come up with decisions in tight situations, especially those adventure games that keep the players to be alert, active and strategic. Playing these types of games makes the player experienced different feelings because it is as if the players are really the one taking the challenges. Despite those benefits, playing these games also bring negative effects. It requires much of the player’s time, leaving school activities and home works attended. Over the same period, computer games also moved into children’s homes. Children began playing computer games for increasing amount of time, and the games themselves became more graphically
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