“We are no longer worried that children are missing school because of video games, though. We are worried that they are murdering their classmates because of video games.”-(Tom Bissell). Video games are teaching kids about violence and other things. Many video games teach kids how to kill other people even if it is animated especially in "M" rated games. Video games are bad for little children.
For example, there are many symptoms to being addicted to video games. Preoccupation, downplaying computer use, lack of control, loss of time, negative impact on other areas of life, hiding from negative or uncomfortable feelings or situations, defensiveness, misuse of money, and mixed feelings are some of the symptoms of addiction ("Video Game Addiction"). Children are more liable to become addicted to video games played online with other people than regular games. Many children who are suffering from addiction are more likely not to have that many friends because they rely on online interaction to make virtual friends ("Video Game Addiction).
Another reason that video games are bad for children is because it can cause injuries towards the person physically as well as mentally. It can cause auditory hallucinations, enuresis, encopresis, wrist pain, neck pain, elbow pain, tenosynovitis, hand arm vibration syndrome, repetitive strain injuries, peripheral neuropathy, and even obesity (NCBI. US. National Library of Medicine). Tests have shown that as you get older the more video games you play the less ability you have to multitask while playing games. As well as not being able to multitask, video games distract players from the sensation of pain, so in theory a child could have a severe injury and not even know about it which could cause the outcome to be fatal (NCBI. US. National Library of Medicine).
"It’s clear that the ‘big fears’ bandied about in the press - that violent video
games make children significantly more violent in the real world; that
children engage in the illegal, immoral, sexist and violent acts they see in some
of these games - are not supported by the current research, at least in such a
simplistic form. That should make sense to anyone who thinks about it. After
all, millions of children and adults play these games, yet the world has not
been reduced to chaos and anarchy" (Cheryl K. Olson).
Also video game effects can not only harm the individual playing but also the people around him. As kids play video games they learn how to transfer knowledge and skill into the real world ("About Dana Press"). "In real life, you don’t get a reset, and you don’t get extra lives" (Rachel Caine). For example if a child spends all day learning how to kill people in a game he is also being taught how to kill people in real life. As the victim of...