The Effects Of Playing Video Games On Children Obesity?
One widespread point is that there is no sufficient evidence to determine the effect of playing video games on obesity. For instance, Shoham et al. (2012) argue that there is no evidence to prove the certain effect of video games on children obesity issues for certain; compared with other factors such as peer influence, family environment, and inheritance, the use of video games seems as an insignificant factor in obesity issues. Some academics also insist that the positive changes made by game developers should not be ignored as well. After improvements and new designs, some video games can even be helpful to prevent obesity. For instance, a new type of video games called active video games (AVGs) has become popular among young gamers recently. Exergames require physical movements during the game time. According to the study by Adamo, Rutherford, and Goldfield (2010: 805), playing AVGs is an effective method to prevent the possibility of obesity. From the perspective of these studies, prolonged time for video games among children and youth is an insignificant factor responsible for the increasing obesity