Video games are considered one of the most
important innovations in the field of child and teenage entertainment. But have you ever
spared a thought to the fact that how excessive playing of video games can affect your children?
Today we are going to discuss what happens when you play video games for too long. Today More than 1.2 billion people are playing
video games worldwide, and sales of games are growing. This popular form of media has
both positive and negative effects on children. But playing video games too much, that can
be a bad thing. Video game addiction can be as problematic as gambling. So, let’s dig
into the harms of going into the deep end of video gaming. Scientists claim that video games make teenagers
hungry and more likely to become obese. Over 45% of America’s 12 – 17 year olds spent
more than two hours per day glued to a screen, and more than 1 in 7 children are overweight.
Because video games are nothing but kicking back on the couch and punching buttons. And
definitely sitting around for hours on end with minimal movement can make you more susceptible
to health issues associated with obesity. The best approach is to mix in a little exercise
and healthy snacks every few levels. Most video games require lengthy involvement
to finish any particular game, forcing the player to stay focused on the screen during
playtime, and it is not great for your eyes. Prolonged bouts of video gaming can also cause
symptoms very similar to Computer Vision Syndrome, or CVS. And also, it can cause a wide range
of problems, most commonly led by eye strain and eye pain. To help prevent eye strain,
make sure you have proper lighting to reduce glare, take frequent breaks to rest your eyes
and blink often. You might miss that power up, but your eyes will thank you for it. Backaches are a common physical symptom of
gaming addiction because most gamers stay seated in the same position for hours. The
lack of movement causes stiffness and soreness, but could deteriorate into chronic back problems.
So, if you must play, at least fix your posture. Migraine headaches typically start in one
spot and slowly spread, getting more painful as they progress. In severe cases, the pain
can be so extreme that it causes the sufferer to vomit. Light and noise can cause excruciating
pain. While there are countless triggers for migraines, people who play video games for
extended periods of time are more prone to these headaches because of the intense concentration
required while gaming, as well as the strain put on the eyes by staring at a bright screen. According to a new review of research, violent
video games are linked to more aggressive behaviours among players. Children are at
risk of becoming more impulsive, socially awkward, and more likely to become addicted
to gaming over time. They are frustrated by resistance to accept studies that link violence
to the video games as well as the lack of action on the issue.
Kids who play violent games also tend to have more aggressive fantasies and engage in more