It’s common knowledge that many teens today spend countless hours playing computer games. But are these video games actually bad for you? Video games like the popular Xbox and Play Station are considered to be a form of addictive entertainment but are they really? Or, are all those hours of play really a blessing in disguise?
The answer depends on your perspective. Many adults believe that playing video games is harmless fun. In fact, playing them has become almost a staple of American youth life. However, other people believe that playing them can lead to negative side effects such as aggressive behavior and addiction. They point to studies that claim many children become less social and less well adjusted as they grow older because they keep playing their favorite games.
If you’re like most of us and you spend a good deal of time playing video games, I’m sure you’ve contemplated whether or not they actually bad for you. Of course, the real question should be – are they? And if they are, what can you do to avoid wasting your valuable time? Here are a few tips to help make video games less bad for you.