Today, many children spend a lot of time playing computer games and little time on sports. What are the reasons for this and is it a positive or negative development?


It is true that nowadays many children invest time in playing video games and little time on exercises. There is an important factor contributing to this trend, which in my opinion is a negative one.

The main reason for this development is that gaming company have been promoting their advertisement of video games on the purpose of targetting children by designing attractive characters and items. As a result, children would spend hours and hours to accomplish daily-updated missions to gain more "experience" and "money" in these games to purchase more items and character. It results from the competition among students, such as who has the most powerful character would be superior to others.

The main argument against video game is that it has an adverse effect on student's academic progress and hinders them from taking up more useful hobbies such as reading or playing sports. Due to this sedentary lifestyle, students could become prone to obesity, lower back pain, etc. Moreover, students who spend all days playing video games might not have contact with people and resulting in social isolation, which causes harm to mental health.

In conclusion, advertisers take responsibility for the obsession of children with gaming and I personally consider it a negative trend to youngster's health.

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