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Will video games destroy our teens mind and possibly our future?

  1. profile image52
    Chriskurisu 1216posted 3 years ago

    Will video games destroy our teens mind and possibly our future?

    Video games has been a big problem for our kids. We have experienced academic downfalls in our kids performances. Our young teens have so much to do like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Video Games, they have no time to study.
    These social networks provides a gate way to the virtual world that most teens are in now.
    We were born in the 60s, 70s or 80s and we didn't have these games that we can do so we had less destraction. Games is like a drug and we should make the less of it as we can for our little ones for their future. We can't imagine our kids staying in your house without  jobs.


  2. Tusitala Tom profile image62
    Tusitala Tomposted 3 years ago

    What these computer games and the other attractions like Facebook, Twitter and the like do is keep people so occupied in trivia that they have no time to develop the more lasting and useful skills such as using the Creative Imagination or learning to communicate face- to- face in the real physical world.    Some would rather text or phone than stroll across the street to be with a friend.

    Also, a lot of present day technogical use takes the young ones away from the outdoor activities which not only develop physical skills for use in the 'real' world, they take away the fun and memories of those outdoor activities with friends - the things we carry into our memories to look back on in later years.

    Imagine growing up and when asked what you'd been doing between the ages of, say, eight and eighteen, you say:  Well, I spent a lot of time on my I-phone talking to people and playing video games.   Got real good at some of them!

    Whoopee...   That'll really help you in life.

  3. cjhunsinger profile image74
    cjhunsingerposted 3 years ago

    Perhaps, the question should be; How will the destructive impact of video games, on our youth, manifest itself in the future?
    Maturity, is one aspect, Interpersonal relationships could be another. The capacity to communicate in other than monosyllabic words. The inability to differentiate between reality and virtual reality, which, of course, is not. The inability  to understand that social engineering may also come by virtue of a video game, as too, a political agenda.
    Born in the early 40's radio was our  high tech, but unlike video games radio  teased and promoted the imagination. Unlike video games which answers it for you and not allowing your own imagination to work.
    Video games dampen human immigration and in the process usher it to a negative thinking mode of destruction. This, I think, is already prevalent in our youth and for me that would include some in their 40's, but  most definitely 30's. 20' and  teens.
    There does not seem to be anything of a positive or happy nature for young people, whether these video games, movies or television.and most assuredly modern music. Young minds do not function well on negatives and that seems to be all their is for these children. Babies are having babies and then they kill each other.

  4. Link10103 profile image76
    Link10103posted 3 years ago

    Hate to break it to you, but it isnt the video games that inhibit the children, but the parents of those children. It is up to the parents to tell their kids the difference between a game and reality, as well as limit the time a child is allowed to play.

    If you let your kid play games and use social media willy nilly with no limits, obviously problems are going to arise. Makes no sense to blame the companies when i see parents buying their 8 year old Call of duty.

    1. peeples profile image95
      peeplesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Well said Link!

  5. M. T. Dremer profile image94
    M. T. Dremerposted 3 years ago

    I can't imagine video games destroying children/the future any more than rock and roll did. Having been a gamer as a teen (and still one today) I'd like to think I'm a productive adult. I write books, work a job, and perform vital house duties. And I know many other gamers who do the same. So I don't think it's as corrupting an influence as the media would like us to believe.

  6. Daniella Lopez profile image92
    Daniella Lopezposted 3 years ago

    I would have to disagree. There have actually been numerous studies showing that video games can actually help increase creativity, help children develop business skills, teach them time management skills, assist them in developing self-discipline, and more. The binge playing you see from some children has more to do with them having a difficult home environment, or they're under far too much stress.

    I have been a gamer for many years. I was a gamer as a child and have continued gaming as an adult. I raise and homeschool my two children, I work a full-time job, I have a degree, I keep my house clean, and I have written and published several books. I graduated high school at 16 and completed college with a 3.8gpa; all while being a very active gamer.

    Gaming has in no way caused harm to me and my lifestyle. I also know numerous other gamers who live very productive lifestyles, such as I.

  7. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    oh yes, too much video games aren't good. My 7 year old boy is addicted to ps2.

  8. chaitanyasaivb profile image74
    chaitanyasaivbposted 3 years ago

    Everything will be fine, if they have been in limits. Even, Video games will destroy a teen mind, if played for long time. But, they will just give some kind of relief to teens, if they set some time for it. Even, They were no social networks in those days. But, Now a days, Social Networking has got many pros and cons. It will change our life, if we use it for a right cause. There is a chance of losing our life, if we play with it.