Lifestyle - Toys/Games | 5-18 yrs

Video Games: Good Or Bad?

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Picture this scenario: You come home tired from work and want to spend some time with your child. You call out to your child but he is busy playing video games on his PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo.

The debate over the pros and cons of video games has been going on since the time they were first introduced. But, are video games good or bad for our kids? Many educational experts think that these games have various adverse effects on young children who play them a lot.

According to kidshealth.org, it is true that video games can improve hand-eye coordination, problem-solving skills and the mind’s ability to process information. However, spending too much time on playing video games can also be detrimental to a child's health. Choosing quality games and limiting screen time can go a long way in warding off the negative effects of video games.

Professor Mark Griffiths, director of the International Gaming Research Unit at Nottingham Trent University, in an article published in express.co.uk says, “Once my kids have done their homework and their chores, and I’m happy they are playing sport a few times a week and have good friendship groups, I feel it’s fine for them to play FIFA for a couple of hours before bed sometimes,”

If you want to know more about the pros and cons of video games, please click through the pages of this ClipBook.

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