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Do video games effect children's psychological health?

  • Yes, video games cause desensitization in children.

    Yes, video games affect children's psychological health. Children become desensitized to violence because of video games. Children's brains cannot tell if something they are seeing is not real. Video games look a lot more realistic today than ever. A majority of children are allowed to play video games for hours on end.

  • Yes, video games effect children's psychological health.

    A certain amounts of games are fine, but children in today's society live for their video games. Children seem to prefer playing inside games on the computer or television, rather than go outside in the fresh air and play. The also lack the social aspect of life. There is no interaction with other children. They live for the games and copy what the game does.

  • Yes, video games effect psychological health

    Upon getting my next gen console it became apparent pretty quickly that it was actually somewhat of a challenge to find a game that doesn't involve killing something. As the console gets older and more games come out that'll change, but it sets the stage for how violent the majority of games are. Not good for a developing mind.

  • Yes, video games cause desensitization in children.

    Yes, I agree. Yes, video games affect children's psychological health. Children become desensitized to violence because of video games. Children's brains cannot tell if something they are seeing is not real. Video games look a lot more realistic today than ever. A majority of children are allowed to play video games for hours on end.

  • Try it for yourself

    Seriously, it doesn't. Play some video games, then watch in awe as everybody doesn't change and stay the same. They will think nothing worse of you, and everything in your life will stay the same. Except that you played a video game. Oh no! Your video game virginity is lost!

  • Try it for yourself

    Seriously, it doesn't. Play some video games, then watch in awe as everybody doesn't change and stay the same. They will think nothing worse of you, and everything in your life will stay the same. Except that you played a video game. Oh no! Your video game virginity is lost!

  • The World Is Proof

    If video games did affect the health, we would all be rampaging across the world. My friends play TF2 and COD but are easygoing, chillaxing peeps. If anyone would be affected, then they would previously have mental illnesses or problems. Young children's brains would be affected, but teens would be ok.

  • No it does not

    Kids can play games like wii fit and just dance make physical activities a need.So therefore the parents should choose how much time kids arent playing physical games or are so its not video games fault, they where ment for lesiure not all the time, people need to limit there play time not netendo or microsoft.

  • It's all in your head

    This argument is worn out. Does watching The Godfather make you a Don? Does driving a car make you Jeff Gordon? Then how does playing a violent video game make you a killer? In tragedies such as Columbine and Newtown, if your first concern is the disc in your child's XBox or PlayStation, you may need to reassess your morality. I am a gamer, a hunter, class vice president, and the current Salutatorian finishing Sophomore year of high school.

  • Many gamers do not have a problem before playing video games

    Video games do not cause mental health, but if the player has an existing issue or is more sensitive to media then violent video games can cause some damage. Video games cover a very big range from violent to children's games, brainteasers to competition. Video games can make you smarter and motivate some one to succeed and learn. It can work better than school work!
    What effects children more is their social relations where people push them to be some one else or to fit in. Advertisement is even worse.
    Video games do not cause mental health problem, but promote healthy learning. Ever been to a forum where players debate the game? Well they bring up some really intelligent conversations and motivate the younger, less experienced player to learn more to match the more experienced players.

  • It takes a lot more than just videogames...

    Think of other factors that could affect a kid's mental health before you immediately jump on the 'it's the videogames; they're evil!' bandwagon.

    Consider their school life, consider how their parents treat them, consider their relationships with their siblings, and other things. Don't just say it's the videogames.

    Many kids have grown up playing videogames, and they haven't turned out mentally ill or violent or what you may think. They're just normal people. Usually, if a kid grows up with something wrong, it's been because of something else, like being bullied.

  • Not in moderation.

    I think that if parents ensure their children are playing age-appropriate video games and ensure that their children are not spending too much time with those video games, then the video games will not effect the child's psychological health. In and of themselves, the games do not pose a risk but as with anything, there can be bad elements and there can be too much.

  • No It Doesn't

    Video games do not effect children's psychological health. There are millions of kids that play video games and grow up with no psychological problems or side effects. I played a lot of video games as a child and my mental health is just as good, if not better than my peers who did not.


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