Video Games: Friend or Foe!
Video games have become such an important part of our lives that kids have become addicted to video games. They don’t care about their home works, their food or sleep. All they want is to sit in front of their television sets and play their favorite graphic games.
Video games have become such an important part of our lives that kids have become addicted to video games. They don’t care about their home works, their food or sleep. All they want is to sit in front of their television sets and play their favorite graphic games. With excessive playing games, children keep themselves away from socializing and isolate themselves from family or friends and give their complete attention to achieve the rewards and tasks given in the games. In recent times with the advancement of technology, more advanced and complex video games have been developed which are more irresistible for the kids. Now they don’t need a bicycle or a Barbie doll as a birthday present but a latest version of their favorite video games is more appealing for them. With so many types of games in the market and with great obsession of the children, parents and teachers are really worried about the negative impacts of games on kids. The major reason to worry is that these games often show violent actions, usage of drugs, sexual themes; utilization of alcohol and vulgarity.
On other hand, these video games have got a positive beneficial side too. Latest researches reveal that these graphic games can actually be used as a tool to remove the fear from the minds of children. You must be wondering that how it can be possible. Well, here is a little explanation of it. The technique employed is to expose the children to the factor that fears them in a controlled environment. This is a cheap and one of the most effective ways to cure the children against different phobias. The studies also found that treatments with these games can cause considerable improvements in different personality traits of the children. This isn’t the end; these graphic games are now days being used as a tool to heal various learning disabilities. As they get the full attention and interest of the children and provide them fun which helps them to fight against their disabilities. These games surely provide a good way for kids to improve their reading skills, analytical and decoding skills and also the language skills. Now-a-days there are so many learning games present on internet for free which give children an opportunity to improve their skills in an enjoyable and interesting way.
As these games contain lot of challenges and tasks to achieve, it fascinates them and they get more engaged and perform well in order to achieve the tasks. This helps them a lot in the long run as their minds become goal oriented and they mold their attitudes to achieve their targets. In practical life, all jobs involve strong analytical skills and video games help them developing these skills since their early age and when they grow up, they become ready to meet the challenges of the job environment.
With all their adverse effects, importance of video games in the personality development of children cannot be ignored. Another important thing is that parents and teachers should keep an eye on children to keep their efforts in a positive direction.