The development of science and technology has been changing people’s daily life, people invented the smartphone and the laptop and tablets. These electronic products bring a lot of convenience to our life, but they also give us many troubles. For example, people are addicted to smartphones; they walk on the street, while they look at their smartphone. Particularly, games are a big problem for children as well as parents. I am not saying that all games are bad for children, some games can give children helpful experience and growth. However, another part of the games has had effects on children.
First, extreme gaming discourages children from learning and from not talking to people face to face anymore. You may not know the severity of the situation in China. we still can see some children play in the park or playground, maybe they play basketballs and soccer in America. But in China, this is not common, some children play the games on their phone in the home with their friends, they do not go outsides, so they just use the Internet to connect games, so they can play together. Usually, they play a long time with their phone in their room, some children pretend to study in the room, but, playing games with their mobile phones, such as examples in Wenling city.
For example, two months ago, I used my phone talk to my older sister who is in China. When we talked about her son, she was proud of her son worried about her son. I asked her why did she worry about her son, she said, she brought a phone for her son because she can get in touch with her son by phone and get information about him, but her son always uses phone to play games, he also does not like to play sports and talked to me anymore, only play with his phone and discuss games information with his friends. Of course, I understand his mindset, because I grew up like that at that age. So, I explained a few words to my nephew. My sister said,” if he only plays a phone in the house that is fine, but he plays phone in the classes, the teacher told me twice already.” The teacher said, he does not study harder in the school, it also does affect my nephew’s study, her parents have no ideas with this problem, I think the most family has the same troubled. (There is research address that many students can spend the amount of time on their phones instead of being engaged with class)
Second, extreme gaming makes teenagers lose their way in life, even fail to distinguish the real world from the virtual world. (link) Many teenagers play computers all day, they don’t want to move their body, they eat and drink in front of the computer’s screen. One story is about myself, when I came to America, I played the games all days, I did not want to leave my room, I was also afraid of communicating with others. My parents talked to me many times, I did not want to change, only games could make me happy. In that time, it is my most decadent days.
On the other hand, some teenagers want to play games as their jobs. Another story is about my friend. When he graduated from university, he told to his parents, he wants to be a gamer to earn money. His parents certainly didn’t agree at first, but with his determination, his parents supported him. I can’t say this is a bad idea, maybe this way can help them to earn much money, but one day they will be old, do they still play games to make a living? (link) Also, we must think about another issue, if every teenager wants to play games making money, who will be our teachers, doctors and human resources in other social positions. This will affect the development trend of the society in the future.
Also, excessive gaming can harm human bodies. Sitting at a desk in school, watching TV or playing inactive screen- based games are increasingly common. Extreme games discourage children from playing outside. Many teenagers spend too much time on the computer, resulting in different degrees of physical injury. (link) Sitting in front of the computer for a long time will not only make your eyes tired but also cause discomfort if you don’t sit properly, you could feel your back and shoulder uncomfortably. This will cause diseases of old age They only think about games can make them happy, but they do not think about games also can give them harms.
Finally, Games bring us only temporary happiness, we should combine work with rest. If you play fewer games and do other things every day, you will feel that you have a full day. For example, I have started to reduce my playing time every day, even sometimes I don’t turn on the computer, because I think I do something other than games, like fitness, it also can make me very happy, not only strengthen my body, but also make me good at communication.
In conclusion, As I said, playing games uncontrollably does some serious harm. Most Chinese parents educate their children in games, but children are very younger, they only think about what can give them happy, they never come without thinking about the harm that games do to them. I just want to remind the parents of students to recognize their own ideas, do not let the children go astray, and help them experience different things.