Video Games Are Bad

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Shawn Zanoni
Billy Clem
English 101
1 October 2012
“I Believe”
I believe that video games are bad for the human brain and body. There are many problems that come from violent video games. “Children who play more violent video games are more likely to have increased aggressive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and decreased prosocial helping, according to a scientific study” (Anderson & Bushman, 2001). In this study, they compared children who play violent video games with children that play none with a cat scan and the violent video game child had more parts of the brain showing aggression. This proves that violent video games can cause aggressive behavior. Video games are bad and can cause young students grades to decrease. Kids can become addicted to video games. This problem makes them stay up all night and not get enough sleep to perform well in school. Children need at least eight hours of sleep every night. If they do not get enough rest, they can fall asleep in class, have short attention span and cause them to have poor attitude. I believe that these factors will make grades go down and kids will fail. Obesity is sometimes caused by the excessive play of video games. Humans need at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. When one is sitting for hours on end, their body will gain extra mass and long term problems including obesity. Video games are addicting and will cause grown men and woman to become addicts to the virtual world. Being an addict to video games often leads to depression. When someone is playing video games all day they have no time for a social life. The human brains needs interaction. With lack of human contact it can cause one to become depressed with their lifestyle. When video game skills are the only thing someone knows they lose the ability to communicate properly and can become isolated from the world.
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