Online gamers: Addict Mode
April 17, 2007 9:23am CST
As we go through a more hi-tech life, our life for games is never left behind. Thousands of money are being spent on shops everyday just to log-in to this so called online games. There are many children who never go to school anymore or failed their subjects cause they been addicted to this games. But it has also advantage, many children know how to manipulate computer which one way to say that they are learning. Do children benefit from this? What can you say on this topic.
5 Jun 10
Hi there Capssy 07! I think that just like in any other form of technology, it always depends upon the user. It depends on how the user will utilize the games. If they use it as a form of recreation or an outlet of stress and negative emotions, then I can say that children can benefit from it. But if it will become one of our top priorities, then that's wrong.
4 Jun 10
I was one of those kids who once got addicted to games online or not. What I found is that it is truly an experience that imprints a lasting impression. The games inherently have the ability to stir the players emotion. Most that happened are later told as fun stories which is interesting or emotionally comforting so to speak. It does suck the money children have but if they did not play, it must be equally disappointing so its hard to say whether games really help or not. It both has advantage and drawback.
21 Apr 07
I am an Online Gamer myself, I enjoy it so much and Im also a believer that playing an online game can be beneficial to kids. It's just a matter of learning how to discipline oneself. Too much of anything isn't good. The same rule applies to playing games. I've read this in an article and I think it's worth sharing, "The fact is, when kids play videogames they can experience a much more powerful form of learningthan when they're in the classroom. Learning isn't about memorizing isolated facts. It's about connecting and manipulating them," said James Paul Gee, a professor at the University of Wisconsin and author of "What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy".