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Video Games Are Not Bad For You

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Started: 1/20/2017 Category: Games
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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I do not believe that video games are bad for you or anybody else.


A report in Journal of Adolescence [1] directly linked childhood obesity and low exercise levels to video games. In kids, ages 1 to 12, "results indicated that while television use was not related to children's weight status, video game use was."

According to an article in the Journal of Neurology, Neuropsychology, and Psychiatry [2], 29 percent of patients with epilepsy suffered video-game-induced seizures.

According to Pediatrics International [3], kids who played video games were much more prone to develop black rings under the eyes and suffer from a displacement of the shoulder blade.

Based on recent studies, published in Pediatrics [4], found that kids who had two hours or more of screen time per day were twice as likely to have difficulty paying attention.

So, yes, video games are not just bad for you, but dangerous for your well-being.

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