Monday, March 8, 2010
In the article, "Are video games good or bad for teens?" found at http://www.helium.com/items/1758549-are-video-games-good-or-bad-for-teens, reported by "Helium," the article described the concern many adults have about over usage of video games by kids. Some adults are so concerned that they want to restrict access to video games - especially the violent ones - by kids. Of course, many kids are outraged that adults want to restrict one of their best stress-relieving outlets. After seeing firsthand among my own friends their obsession with video games, I can see how adults can come to the conclusion that video games are taking over kids' lives. My experience is that the average high school guy spends more time on the X-box, Wii, Play Station, etc. than he does with sports, homework, or social life. As more of these video games are produced and played, I predict that the need to play these video games will become more and more like an addiction and become a serious social problem. The bigger problem behind these video games is that many of them are extremely violent. Younger kids in particular are being exposed to violence which some theorize may influence them to become more violent. The facts are right in front of us, all we have to do is open our eyes. Video games are like candy. They should be enjoyed in moderation and not abused like a drug.