Every child loves video games, heck, even some adults love them too. However, the primary deterrents are the disapproving parents, followed by “The Talk”. Then, the gaming device is either deactivated, confiscated, or in extreme cases, broken.
However, the saying goes, “All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy”. In other words, too much of anything is just too much. It’s true that some studies have shown certain video games can improve certain skill sets that can be useful.
They include hand–eye coordination, problem-solving skills, and the mind’s ability to process information. On the flip side of the coin, too much video game playing may cause problems.
It’s hard to get enough active play and exercise if you’re always inside playing video games and becoming a couch potato.
Overdoing video games also could affect other important aspects of life, like friendships and academics. In some cases, kids who play violent video games might act more aggressively. Extreme cases may cause them to try and replicate the actions, which can turn really ugly, really fast.
But here’s the good news: Playing video games some of the time can be OK. Choose quality games, and limit screen time — which includes TV, computer, smartphone, tablet, and video game time combined — to a reasonable amount.
A good game will be the right one for how old you are. Games are rated like movies and your mom or dad can help figure out which ones you should use. If you can choose one that gets you up and moving, that’s even better.
In addition to that, you can even stream your gameplay and even earn a lot of money. There are even gaming competitions, which offers generous monetary prizes. Sometimes, even professional athletes play video games to keep their skill sharp.
The point is, try and find a reasonable balance between playing video games and maintaining your everyday life. Also, for younger children, it is always advisable to find age-appropriate games. If not, good luck keeping your food in you stomach when you witness a Mortal Kombat fatality or brutality.