Essay On Advantages And Disadvantages Of Video Games

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When a person walks into an office building and begins to open fire they are blamed for the horrific act and sent to jail immediately, but if a person were to do the exact same thing but it came out that they love to immerse themselves in video games, the public and the media would blame it all on the game producers saying “these games are responsible, you must pay”. This can go on no longer; people must know the truth about video games and their effect on children and youths before grabbing their pitchforks and torches and going after the people who made these games. In the DC navy yard shooting the gunman who killed twelve people and injured three more loved to play video games, so naturally the media instantly blamed this as the causal factor …show more content…
But the opposite is true as video games in fact have many benefits including improving of dexterity, reflexes and motor skills. These are just a few of the numerous advantages of playing video games. These skills have an unlimited amount of applications in the real world. The improvement of dexterity could help a child to further their job goals whether it is in the fields of medicine, construction or music etc. Playing video games such as Call of Duty, Battlefield and Grand Theft Auto have shown to have increased these skills which are required to enter many different careers. These facts prove that the playing of video games improves many aspects of a child 's physical growth and their future …show more content…
These skills whih are sought after by today 's employers include an improvement in memory, quick decision making and problem solving just to name a few. These essential qualities desirable because many young people today lack them. A person with great memory recall is a particular skill that employers look for as the employee would be able to apply the knowledge they have gathered in their education to their work and life. Quick decision making is a key skill needed in all professions whether it is Science, Medicine or Engineering. It gives a person the ability to quickly process information , create a plan in their mind and then apply it to the problem; a very important skill in any workplace. Problem solving is a skill that many people need in order to achieve their goals in life, a young person who can be given a challenge, find a creative and logical way to fix said problem and apply it into real life is the kind of person that employers are searching for. One other way in which video games have a positive effect on a child’s mind is that it gives them an outlet for their aggression; thus helping a child with their anger issues or anxiety. 45% of boys play these games because “it helps me get my anger out” and 62% play because it “Helps me relax”. This evidence further shows

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