Why Video Gaming Can be Bad and What Measures Teens Should Take
With the recent rise in school shootings, lack of young kids social interactions with each other and many other social & societal implications, i felt the need to write a post on how excessive video gaming is taking a toll on our young generations. Enough has been written in the favour and opposition of video games, but this post shall highlight some key issues and put light on how teenagers can safeguard themselves from such complications.
Violent games are probably one of primary reason why we see mass shootings in the schools or even out side cinemas, no one shall ever forget the tragedy which happened during batman premier in USA. Talking of USA, most of violent issues which took place in recent past were in USA unfortunately. According to a research by Duke University, market size of video game industry in America is 21.1 billion dollars, however, in Europe which includes United Kingdom the market size is 19.1 billion dollars.
Even though Europe is far bigger than USA in terms of population, but video gaming is apparently far much popular in USA. Come to think of that, excessive playing of violent video games can somehow be a cause of violence. In the following paragraphs, we have compiled a list of bad impacts of gaming on teenagers and what precautionary measures should be taken to minimize these risks.
Before we start on bad impacts, we want our readers to understand that it is the wrong and excessive usage of any thing which leaves the bad impact, we are not against video gaming, but we must educate people around us about the progressive and right usage of video gaming.
Bad Impact on Skin
We all know how addictive some games can become, almost all of us have go through times when we don’t even realize how days turn into nights or whether we are hungry or thirsty, nothing matters to us! all we care about is how to gather more coins, swords, points or how to complete a certain level. Video gaming becomes even more addictive once you get into online gaming arena. What we forget is the impact of radiation and heat our computer screens omit. The excessive exposure to such radiations can cause several skin related issues.
Due to hormonal imbalance in teens, they often find themselves spotting acne on their skin and the radiations our computers omit can elevate the acne problem in youth. The precautionary measure would be to drink a lot of water, take regular breaks during game plays and exercise. Your sitting position can also make an impact, always tilt your screen in a way so that your face is not directly exposed to screen. It is also a good idea to put a screen cover to reduce the glare.
Bad Impact on Eyes
Studies have proven excessive usage of gaming can leave a negative impact on your eye sight. Now when you are young, you feel invincible, but the law of nature doesn’t change. If you are exposed too much to screen glare, you are likely to have negative impact on your eye sight. Negative impact can lead to dark circles under the eyes, far sighted or near sighted issues. Some of these negative impacts might not be evident immediately, but can take a toll at later age of your life.
In order to over come this issue, you should put eye drops in your eyes, use a nice cream to apply under your eyes before sleeping, take proper care of hygiene and eat healthy food.
Time is the most important factor in our lives. Time does not wait for any one! Today, video gaming has reached to a level where it has become important for people of all ages to take part into it, you can definitely build up to your brain power and IQ, so always pick games which can actually benefit you in improving your IQ. However, always make a timetable and allocate yourself a certain amount of game time. Set alarms or something and when time is over stop playing your game and get back to real life and do what you are supposed to do.
Remember you still need to excel in life, you have to study and achieve the real life goals. This all takes time and if you do not spend time in education, family, friends, exercise and all other healthy activities of life then you might turn up like a sore loser at the end. Play games, but keep account of time which is flying by.