Some people regard video games as harmless fun, or even as a useful educational tool. Others, however, believe that videos games are having an adverse effect on the people who play them. In your opinion, do the drawbacks of video games outweigh the benefits?
Numerous individuals and children in particular, take pleasure in playing computer games. While I believe that these games can sometimes have an optimistic effect on the user, I think that they are more likely to have a damaging impact.
On the one hand, video games can be both interesting and enlightening. Users, or gamers, are elated into virtual worlds which are often more thrilling and attractive than real-life pastimes. From an instructive standpoint, these games persuade imagination and creativity, as well as concentration, logical thinking and problem solving, all of which are helpful skills outside the gaming context. Additionally, it has been shown that computer simulation games can get better users’ motor skills and assist to organize them for real-world tasks, such as flying a plane.
However, I would say that these benefits are outweighed by the drawbacks. Gaming can be tremendously addictive since users are continuously given scores, new targets and frequent rewards to keep them playing. Many children now spend hours each day trying to development through the levels of a game or to get a higher score than their friends. This type of addiction can have effects ranging from lack of sleep to problems at school, when homework is sacrificed for a few more hours on the computer or console. The increase in obesity in recent years has also been linked in part to the sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise that often accompany gaming addiction.
To conclude, the potential dangers of video games are more significant than the likely benefits.