There are now more than 2.5 billion active gamers around the world. That’s a billion more than just five years ago. Current popular games have millions of users worldwide.
There are nearly 8 billion people in the world. The world’s population is becoming more and more familiar with gaming. Almost a third of the world’s population plays video games.
Video games have many positives and negatives. Games can help with many things, but also hinder many things. Parents have strong opinions about video games. Should parents also be so hateful when it comes to video games?
Parents and video games
Parents have their own reasons why they do not like video games and why they do or do not let their children play video games.
We have asked parents about their opinions on video games. A lot of parents say: “I think video games are addictive, just like all the other things that release endorphins in a person’s brain. They should be used in moderation.”
Like anything else given to a child, they need to be regulated because they can give the child the opportunity to access negative content. There are many positives and many negatives.
One of the parents said the following: “I wish kids weren’t on them all the time because there aren’t a lot of benefits to them. Kids should work out or playing sports, or things like that.
On the other side, games can strengthen cognitive skills and possibly ward off anxiety. Besides, it will hopefully create jobs in the future, but I also think it gives false hope that every teenager can make millions as a gamer. That’s not realistic.
A mother said: “In moderation, video games are great and there are benefits to them. But do not let them be the only thing you do in your life. If your child is violent, it’s not the video game’s fault, but there is an underlying problem in the child that the parents need to help with.”
Most of the parents’ reasons are very similar to each other as to why they would or would not let their children play video games.
Pros and Cons – video games
Video games have both positive effects and negative effects when it comes to daily life. It has been found that playing video games improves eye-hand coordination, lengthens attention spans, and improves both working memory and the ability to make decisions quickly.
Video games can also improve executive functioning, help alleviate anxiety and depression, and help improve basic visual processes. Video games can help with a lot of things in life.
But on the other hand, there are also many negative effects. Video games make people and children aggressive, they can reduce players’ ability to concentrate, they can become addictive, and they can increase depression and anxiety.
In short, there are many advantages and disadvantages when it comes to using video games. Parents should not be so strict with their children when it comes to video games. Their children have fun with them and learn skills that they can use in their daily lives.