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Videogames are bad for you

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Started: 4/22/2018 Category: Games
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Assertion: Videogames are bad for you because:
It's hard to get enough active play and exercise if you're always inside playing video games. And without enough exercise, kids can become overweight.
Really overdoing video games could affect other important stuff, like friendships and how well a kid does in school.
Most of the bad effects of video games are blamed on the violence they contain. Children who play more violent video games are more likely to have increased aggressive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Those who watch a lot of simulated violence can become immune to it, more inclined to act violently themselves, and are less likely to behave emphatically.
There are cases of teenagers who commit violent crimes who also spend great amount of time playing video games. It appears that there will always be violent people, and it just so happen that many of them also enjoy playing violent video games.
Some experts also believe that the effect of video game violence in kids is worsened by the games" interactive nature. In many games, kids are rewarded for being more violent. The act of violence is done repeatedly. The child is in control of the violence and experiences the violence in his own eyes (killings, kicking, stabbing and shooting).
Playing action video games like Call of Duty may actually harm the brain. Players navigate through the game terrain using in-system navigation tools or on-screen GPS, relying on navigational "habit" instead of active learning.This causes grey matter to decrease in the hippocampus. Reduced gray matter in the hippocampus has previously been linked to higher risks of brain illnesses.
Some video games teach kids the wrong values. Violent vengeance and aggression are rewarded. Negotiating and other nonviolent solutions are often not options. Women are often portrayed as weaker characters that are helpless or sexually provocative.
Video game addicts argue a lot with their teachers, fight a lot with their friends, and score lower grades than others who play video games less often. Other studies show that many game players routinely skip their homework to play games, and many students admitted that their video game habits are often responsible for poor school grades.
Games can hurt and help children"s attention issues improving the ability to concentrate in short bursts but damaging long-term concentration.
Kids who play more than one hour of Internet video games may have more intense symptoms of ADHD than those who don"t.
Video games may also have bad effects on some children"s health, including obesity, video-induced seizures and postural, muscular and skeletal disorders.
When playing online, a kid can pick up bad language and behavior from other people, and may make a kid vulnerable to online dangers.
Kids" addiction to video games increases their depression and anxiety levels.
Though the activity level needed to play Wii or Xbox Kinect are a step in the right direction, a majority of video games still involve sitting in front of a screen, often with poor posture.
A study proved that 29 percent of patients with epilepsy suffered video-game-induced seizures.
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Posted by RMTheSupreme 3 years ago
No, I'm gonna let the timer go to 0 so this debate cancels out.

Your settings have no voter explanation required, that setting is unacceptable to me.
Posted by victorliao481 3 years ago
please respond kind sir
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