Nowadays, video games have a very big influence in the current young generations. Last year, more than six billion pounds of video games and consoles were sold; it would have the same impact as taking 20,131 cars off the road for a year. This, plus the fact that there are more video games than the total number of people in the world, can give us an idea of how big is this industry becoming. It must be a concern of every single parent to control the access of their children to play video games. They are unhealthy and a negative influence.
First, the effects of video games to health are a bigger problem than what anyone could
imagine. It is estimated that one-third of Americans are obese, and that, in children, is directly
linked to the the inactivity levels of being seated playing video games. But this is not the only
health-related problem with video games. Experts have studied that these are one of the main
causes of aggressive behavior in minors, poor grades in school, sleep deprivation, attention
problems, seizures, muscle pain, and even changes in physical appearance. The worst part of all
this is that parents start to see this results when their kids are already having problems to sleep,
are getting fat, used to play almost every day, and at this point it is almost impossible to make
their children stop playing. Just think about how painful must be to see a father and son
relationship being destroyed by the results of playing video games; it must be horrible.
Then, economically speaking, why are games still being sold even though they are so
unhealthy? The answer is easy, because the industry makes so much money out of them that
they could rebuilt a new Rome and the most important places of other great ancient cities with
the money they have made from 2000 until 2010. It is a lot of money, and in the future, this
industry will become bigger, more successful, and rich than movie’s industries. The big
production companies of games do not care about people’s health at all, all they care about is
making money and money and money, and I am sure that people will not like to see their sons and daughters becoming this kind of person that only cares about money. Kids know about this things, they have to do works for their schools were topics like this are discussed, and they will think that the most important thing in life is making money no matter what, which is a very bad influence to their moral values.