These days, most parents are cautious of video games and do not want these things to be part of their children’s lives because they feel that it will negatively affect their children’s academic performance. The problem is that it’s all too easy for people to believe and conclude that those who merely enjoy computer or video games, wherein the theme is all about killing and winning, will develop a harmful proclivity for brutality that will soon corrupt their minds.
What people do not know is that video games have been shown to boost attentiveness, inventiveness, retention, language skills, and cooperation. In fact, some people claimed that after they watched others play video games, they found comfort in it and this helped relaxed their minds. Because of the function it can do in mood regulation and restoration, playing video games have a strong impact on our welfare. This is due to the fact that successful games involve players in a way that satisfies their emotional requirements as individuals. It gives you a sense of independence, aptitude and connectedness. You are able to improve your social skills. You are also able to make your own decisions. If you think about it, these skills are very helpful if we apply it correctly in our daily lives. Truly, it has many benefits too. It is unfair to blame computer and video games for humanity’s absence of awareness. Sometimes, the problem is not because of these games but on how the parents bring up and discipline their children. These stereotypes should stop and people should be more open-minded that not all gamers are negative, anti-social and violent in real life. Not all gamers are bizarre and hermits. You would be shocked to know that some gamers even use gaming as a way to spend quality time with their family and friends.
Just like everything else, too much of anything is really bad. With that being said, computer and video games should not be an obsession and one should know when to stop playing to prioritize other things that are much more important. Moderation is key.