Negative effects of video games
We are at an age where technology is a society constant. Life at this juncture is practically unimaginable without the technology we enjoy today. In particular, life would not be as it were if not for video games. While yes, one my think that video games do not seem as important telecommunications, and social media, and all the modern day convenience we need to live an optimal life, we neglect to think about just how much video games influence us, shape us physically and mentally. Also it has a great impact in our daily life.

Video games are intended to target different aspect of a child’s life. Studies have shown the negative effects of violent video games have on the younger generation. Let’s take a look at the obvious reason why video games are not beneficial to a child’s development.
1. Obesity
2. Frustration/Anger
3. Depression
4. Psychotic Behavior
5. Vision Problems

1. Obesity:
Video games make teenagers hungry and more likely to become obese, scientists claim. They stimulate youngster’s appetites encouraging them to raid the fridge and cupboards for snacks. Experts believe this may explain why children who spend hours on games consoles are often obese it’s not just because they do not exercise. Obese children are more likely to grow up to become obese adults, giving them an increased risk for chronic healthy conditions, including heart disease, diabetes and arthritis.

2. Frustration/Anger:
Teens whose electronic time includes violent video games may also experience frustration and anger which may also lead to increased aggression. Teens that spend a significant amount of time playing violent video games are more likely to fight with their peers, argue with their teachers and parents. They are also more engaged in aggressive behaviors. They get angry and frustrated easily without any reason.

3. Depression:
Spending too much time playing video games can increase depression in teens who have predisposition (tendency to suffer from a condition), to social or mental health problem. Teens with mental health issues may turn to video games for relief but then become addicted to playing, causing social, academic and emotional problems that may last well into adulthood. In some cases teens become so addicted to video games that they become isolated and depressed.

4. Psychotic Behavior:
“I hear voices at night and sometimes I think someone is outside my window. I know no one is really there, but it is still scary.” A 19 year old young man stated.
These type of psychotic symptoms that are attributed to, or exacerbated by, electronic screen devices, in which video games play a major role. Video games confuse a teen’s mind between reality and fantasy. We can tell when, an individual starts showing its abnormal behavior, that he or she is not normal anymore.

5. Vision Problems
Most video games require lengthy involvement to finish any particular game, forcing the player to stay focused on the screen during their playtime. This can lead to the same issues caused by long term television watching, including headaches, blurred vision and even nearsightedness. If frequent breaks are not taken to relax your eyes, prolonged bouts of video gaming can also cause symptom very similar to computer vision syndrome. It can include blurry vision, eye irritation and light sensitivity causing vision problems.


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