The origin of video games can be traced all the way back to 1940. Since then video games have continued being advanced with the improvement of technology. They have changed from what was once arcade to handheld video games. The main purpose for introduction of video games was to bring new forms of entertainment in the limelight. That the reason behind their improvement with the advancement of technology. The popularity of this technology has been there for the last 30 years. With time they have developed to come very sophisticated.
Due to this, the impacts on the one taking on the game are both positive and negative. Video games not only have many negative impacts on human’s life but also bring many positive effects. The focus is on the negative effects of video game basing the argument on different perspectives. The argument is based on negative impacts of video games psychologically, effects on the family, academic performance, health and economically. Video game has negative effects on the individual’s development and can lead to one becoming aggressive and allergic to social behaviors.
The video game interferes with the individual’s learning system. Research indicates that, violence which emanates from too much video game have been there for the last thirty years. This is brought by exposure to too much violence in those games. Experts believe that, video games are by far reaching on the psychology of the children. Too much video game results to aggressiveness in the short terms. Another negative effect of video game is the involvement that comes with this entertainment. Most kids who take part in video games get their minds carried away by the games.
Research shows that, too much concentration on the video games gets a better part of the children’s mind and they cannot think of something else apart from the game. This is to mean that, even when being talked to by the parents; children cannot concentrate on anything else. This trend is becoming very disturbing and if something is not done, things are soon going to get out of hand. The concentration on the video games has resulted to some children even forgetting their responsibilities and other important activities such as classes, practice, chores among others.
What exists in their life is nothing else but video games. In some cases, children have even forgotten doing their assignments at the expense of video games. Still on the negative effects of video games, children tend to pick the bad behaviors more than anything else from the video games. There is a worrying trend in the society where morals have been abandoned by many individuals and they are practicing what they are normally fed by the media. One of the far reaching effects which are corrupting the morals in the society is the stuff being collected from the video games.
Recent studies indicate that most of the nasty behaviors which are seen in teenagers and kids today are picked up from the media. The culture has been infected with so many bad behaviors from the video games. Such behaviors include pornographic literature which is being used by the young people almost everywhere in our society. Such influence can only be countered by doing away with video games, or parents interfering in order to determine what the youths and the young ones can watch at any given time.
From a psychological point of view, most children and youths who put too much time into violent games, the effects on the brain can be pretty bad if what experts have found out is anything to go by. When the young people are developing, experts advise that they should not be exposed to such things as violent video games. The simple reason for this is because, it might affect the process of brain development and the kid may result to be a very aggressive person in future.
Experts say that, the biggest percentage of those people who are aggressive when they are in adult life, they took too much time in video games and other forms of media which were mostly full of aggressivenes and violence. More negative effects of video game is the interference with the physical appearance of the individual basing the argument from a health point of view. One of the conditions which come with this type of entertainment is obesity, and problems with muscles. Too much video game has been associated with some disorders in the body.
The skeletal muscles of those who take too much video game when in the teenage stage, are always having problems in future. Most of these disorders emanate from interactive behavior. Although experts are yet to prove just how video game can cause obesity, research indicates that, most of those teenagers who are suffering from this condition took a lot of time playing video games when they were young. Experts are still looking for a way to link video games with such disorders in the body. Another effect which is negative on video games is the performance of children academically.
It has been noted that, children and especially teenagers between the ages of twelve and sixteen are not taking their school work seriously due to their involvement with media such as video games. When children spend too much time in computer games, they forget their books. As a result, assignments given at school are not done. When a student does not take assignments with the deserved seriousness, the end result is performing poorly on exams. Afterwhile homework starts to become less of a priority, because it is just not as interesting as the video games.
More effects of video games can be the harm that is caused in the families. Many families are constantly dealing with problems from video games. Children who become aggressive as a result of too much exposure on the video games are in most cases likely to become rebellious. If the children are especially imitating some of the scharacters in their games, the chances of getting aggressive are on the higher side. As result of getting rebellious, the teenagers always find themselves fighting or arguing with their elders. Due to that, conflicts are always there in such families.
In a case where the teenager who spends too much time on video games is left with a small responsibility like that of taking out the trash, they will forget and the end result will be a fight between them and the parents. In the same breath, if the performance at school is wanting, the student can be asked to report to school with the parent or guardian, as a result a conflict arises between the child and the parent. Another negative impact that comes with these entertainment joints is the cost that comes with them. The fact that video games are getting advanced as time elapses cannot be undermined.
Due to this fact, children will always tend to request their parents to buy them the latest game in the market. Technological items are very expensive and they are being manufactured everyday. If this is anything to go by, the parents will end up spending a lot of money on such things in an effort of trying to ensure that their children get the latest there is in the market. This can even mean leaving out what is important to satisfy such luxurious things. The end result is wastage because the old models are left to lie with no use.
It is advisable that parents spend their money on useful things such as getting tuition services for the children instead of spending money on usless games for their child. The conclusions from the studies carried out indicate that, the effects which are negative from video games are very excessive. When a kid takes part in playing a violent game everyday, however much little it might appear, the kid will grow to be an aggressive person. On the same note, the performance in school is compromised. The effects again are even worse on the health of those taking part in the playing of the video game.
It is advisable for parents to take the effects with a lot of seriousness instead of waiting to see the end result in the long run. They should try to check on what the kids are watching and the amount of time spent on the video games. If all this is put into consideration, it would be easy to see the benefit that comes with this technology and reduce the harm that comes with it. These are just some of the negative effects that arise from playing to many video games. There will probably be more problems that surface in the near future.