Development in technology brings many things that people don't have many years back. One of these things is online gaming that is provided by the internet.
Online gaming is one of the widely used leisure activities by many people. Teenagers who are playing these online games said that they are playing these games just for fun, to keep away from the heat of the sun, without knowing that there are a lot of effects of playing these games that are more than what they think.
Playing online games, according to some research is beneficial. It enables the mind of the players to be more active, especially those puzzle-based games. It helps the player to come up with decisions in tight situations, especially those adventure games that keep the players to be alert, active and strategic.
Playing these types of games makes the player experienced different feelings because it is as if the player is really the one taking the challenges.
Despite those benefits, playing these games also bring negative effects. It requires much of the player's time, leaving school activities and home works unattended.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Online gaming ----- are games that are played online via the Internet
Internet --------------- an electronic network of computers that includes nearly every university, government, and research facility in the world.
ICAD------------------- Internet Cafes Association of Davao City
Eyestrain------------- pain and fatigue of the eyes, often accompanied by headache, resulting from prolonged use of the eyes, uncorrected defects of vision, or an imbalance of the eye muscles.
Obesity--------------- the condition of being obese; increased body weight caused by excessive accumulation of fat.
Aping----------------- the act, practice, or art of copying the manner or expression of another
Epidemic------------ as used in the study, is a widespread or scattering youth violence
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