The Surprising Benefits of Video Games

In my opinion, video games are more than just addicting toys that keep people from being responsible, productive members of society. However, many people seem to disagree with me. A few days ago, I watched a show that covered the shootings by two eleven year-olds of students and teachers at a remote grade school in Arkansas.

There are various theories as to why these two students committed this unspeakable crime. The theory of too much influence on the part of video games was included in this hour-long documentary. Theories that pointed to music, the parents, and the social construct at large were included as well.

The emphasis of the theory that video games were the culprit was focused on the violent games that reward violence. The problem is that the analysts did not consider that the Middle Eastern countries have slaughtered each other in decade- and century-long battles even if these games virtually do not exist in those countries.

I think that the benefits of video games should also be addressed. Experts consider games that require dexterity, linear thinking, and that make other complex demands on coordination, eyes, and the brain as useful in the staving off of such progressive illnesses as Alzheimer’s.

In this day and age, children can get video games in the classroom, as auxiliary materials, or in learning environments after school. These games are designed based on the rationale that video games can help with skills such as memorizing, remembering, inducing, deducing, recognizing patterns, solving problems, and mapping.

There are also other benefits that children can get out of video games. For example, these games also contribute to perseverance skills, socialization skill, and motor skills. These games have also been found to assist in assuaging the difficulties and challenges of attention deficit disorder. They are also useful for elevating the esteem and increasing the motivation and drive of children.

Source by Morgan Hamilton

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