In the old days, which are really only a few years ago, kids would go outside after school or on a summer day and not come home till it was time for supper. They got fresh air and they got to be creative about their play. Now games online are keeping them inside which is not healthy at all.
I believe children are negatively impacted when they spend substantially longer periods of time indoors. Spending substantially longer periods of time indoors creates a distant relationship between children and society and environment. Not being socially active may impede a child's social interaction skills and lead to social anxiety or other types of social disabilities.
Children are spending more time indoors than they have historically. This leads to an increase in time spent playing video games, watching television, and being sedentary in general. A lack of physical exercise leads to health problems down the road, including obesity, which is an epidemic in the United States. Children should spend more time outdoors engaging in physical activity to have a positive impact on their health.
I personally think that children are negatively impacted when they spend substantially longer periods of time indoors because children needs exercise as well as children needs time to be free and run around outdoors. I personally think that children are negatively impacted when they spend substantially longer periods of time indoors because it could affect them.
Success in this world can only be achieved through other people, and the interactions between them. Sitting on your butt playing videogames, watching tv, or watching movies is not going to gain you connections or experience. The things I remember most about my childhood were outside, and that is because those memories were more exciting than the boring inside.