The Impact ofvideo games on children

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Mayra Rubalcaba

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October 5, 2014

The impact of Video Games on Children

In today's society, video games are an important part of our children's life. Many parents think that video games came to save their lives, because they could keep them entertain with no worries of them wanted to go outside and play, while they do house work. Parents are the ones who need to have more control of what they buy their kids. Society don't blame kids for having such attitudes, but parents because they are the ones who have to buy them the video games.

When our children plays video games, it gives their brains a workout. In many video games, the skills you need to win involve a high level of thinking. Some of these skills are not even taught at school. Some of those skills include following instructions, problem solving, quick thinking, strategy, perseverance and many more.

Video games came to indroduce our kids to computer technology and the online world. They could also increase the kids self confidence and self-esteem as they master games. Also, playing video games is safer than having your kids do drugs or alcohol in the real world.

On the other hand, most of the bad effects of video games are blamed on the violence they contain. Children who play more violent games are more likely to have increased aggressive thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and decreased social helping, according to a scientific study (Anderson & Bushman, 2001). Just like a good effect of playing the game of being awarded for winning, on the bad effect they are also awarded for being more violent. The kid is in charge of the violence and experiences in his own eyes (killings, kicking, stabbing and shooting). This are effective tools for learning...