What are the social benefits of playing video games?
Are there any social consequences of playing video games
Practicing violent acts may contribute more to aggressive behavior than passive television Addicted gamers spend so much time playing that their personal relationships get neglected and sometimes disappear altogether. Among addicted gamers who are married, up to 50 percent report a strain in their marriage as a result of their addiction watching.
More than 90 percent of American kids play video games an average of two hours a day. In recent years, psychologists have linked gaming to everything from increased aggression to shortened attention spans!
What is the correct balance for playing video games and engaging in other activities?
Many gamers, including Jack Perez, a sixth-grader from Pennsylvania, admit that it can be hard to cut back on playing video games.
"You can't just stop," he says.
Plus, the time teens spend playing video games is time not spent being active, experts point out."If you spend 8, 9, 10 hours a day gaming," Greenfield says, "the only thing you're moving is your finger."