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Essay 13. Advantages and Disadvantages of Playing Computer Games

Computer games are addictive. That is the main reason children play them for hours on end. There are several disadvantages to spending a lot of time in front of the computer.

First and foremost, even if the past games are tangible than now, they weren’t creative games. Computer games are generally fiction games and they increase childrens’ thinking ability, imaginativity and creativity. While they are playing computer games, they have to think about their next step, because if they don’t think about it-their all effort up to now will be waste and they have to begin to playing games from the beginning. So, in each step they have to think about consequences and it enforce them to create new ideas. In a nutshell, by playing games they learn how to cope with problems by finding new ways which increase their creativity. So, computer games enforce them to think deeply and expand their horizon and it is not the waste of time.

Secondly, by playing games they expand their social environment. They generally play with partners because some games are not for single player, so they have to play together with someone else. By playing such ‘ games they become friends or even if they were friends their friendship become stronger, because in order to win the game they have to get along or cooperate with each other. Besides, by playing together they learn cooperation. Nowadays, children prefer playing online games and while they connect online games they have an opportunity to chat with other players and it is good to meet and get friend with other players. Meeting with new people who has the same interest with them add slice to childrens’  lives. So, we can’t evaluate it waste of time.

Last but not least, playing computer games helps to children to get rid of their stress. They already study lots of heavy lessons and after a long-tiring day it is their rights to entertain and release their stresses. Stress is not good for their health. So, if we want to grow healthy generation we should let our children to play computer games after they full fil their school assignments, because in this way they can get rid of their stress and feel themselves comfort. Because of benefits of unstressful life we can’t say that playing computer games is waste of time.

To sum up, if we compare advantages and disadvantages of playing computer games, the pros will outweigh the cons. Therefore, we should permit our children to play them in the controlled way.


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  1. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

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