Negative Effects of Video Games On Teenagers
Video games has very damaging health problems. As players find themselves so indulged in the game that they lose touch with their surrounding and live in their virtual world. This often leads to longer games that results in headaches, backaches, fatigue and eventually obesity due to lack of physical activities and laziness. This often causes sleeping and eating habits disorder and then to serious health problems.
These games have a negative influence on the teens behavior and can change their code of conduct to a more violent and aggressive one. This is mostly resulted by shooting / killing games such as FPS (First Person Shooter) or war ones. Playing them too much will scramble the proper code of conduct and may, unfortunately, make them adopt a hostile behavior simply because the hero of this or that game is a professional killer or heartless.
Thus, it will be difficult for the addict to make a clear difference between the real and virtual world and the player will certainly choose his / her version of behavior – the hostile one. A fact that was proven scientifically by an American study that revealed that teens’ behavior is hugely affected by the games they play and increased their tendency to violence.
A new British research also come out with a very serious recommendation that is to be cautious towards entertainment means, especially games and TV programs. The scientists claim that parents should take this suggestion seriously because when their kids are playing, they are in a high reception for the things they interact with and consequently the impact will be bigger.
Video games have several social drawbacks. As players spend long hours on their favorites, this will not leave them time to go out or meet their friends nor interact with their relatives. Consequently, they grow more and more alienated. Moreover, they lose touch with the real world and live in their own.