Violence In Online Games

Shreeja By Shreeja, 17th Sep 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Now a days, violence is common in games, specially online games which are easily available for children. I personally experienced this and noticed that violence, uses of guns, and blood shed games have negative effects on personality of a child.

Violent Games

In this advance technology, online games are very popular among children. They become addict to it and start to ignore the outer activities, which makes them lazy. It stops their brain activity too but we are discussing here violence in online games.

Online games are very entertaining, because they encourage players to become a part of the game's script and they can play online at any time for free.They do not feel bored from one game because there is a vast varieties of online games on internet, which is available for a child in different forms.But there are many violence games available which can affect children mentally and can change their behavior. Today's complicated online games require players to pay constant attention to the game, rather than passively watching a movie. This has both positive and negative effects on players.

The impact of ONLINE GAMES on children

Online games are very popular in kids and they spend many hours on playing these types of games. A recent content analysis by the research organization Children Now shows that a majority of online games include violence and about half of the violent incidents would result in serious injuries or death in the "real" world.
Violent games increases aggression. The number one negative effect is anxiety. So when kids have anxiety, which they do, instead of soothing themselves, calming themselves, talking about it, expressing it to someone, or even expressing it emotionally by crying, they tend to externalize it. They can attack something, they can kick a wall. Additionally there's an increased frequency of violent responses from children who play these kinds of games.

Tips To Decrease Negative Effects

Due to the popularity of online games, It might be difficult to completely removing them from your child's life. But some negative effects can be controlled by using following tips :
1. Know the rating of the video games your child plays.
2. Set time limits on how often and how long your child is allowed to play online or video games.
3. Watch your child's activities -- video games, television, movies and Internet.
4. Supervise your child's Internet use -- there are now many "video games" available for playing online.
5. Talk to your children and discuss the game they are playing online. Ask your children what they learn in these video games, television programs or movies. This is an opportunity to share your feelings and come closer to your child.
6. Share with other parents information about certain games or ideas for helping each other in parenting.

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Games, Online Games, Violence, Violent Games

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author avatar Buzz
20th Sep 2011 (#)

Wow, a well-written article of a beautiful writer.:D Thanks, Shreeja.

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author avatar Shreeja
20th Sep 2011 (#)

Thanks Buzz for your valuable comments, keep it up :D

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author avatar vpaulose
20th Sep 2011 (#)

Very good info, Shreeja. Thank you for your effort. Please write more.

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author avatar Shreeja
20th Sep 2011 (#)

Thanks a lot sir :)

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
20th Sep 2011 (#)

Very, very good advice Shreeja. Thank you for writng on this important issue.

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author avatar Shreeja
21st Sep 2011 (#)

Thanks a lot sir, my personal experience so i thought i should write on this :)

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author avatar Champrockx
20th Sep 2011 (#)

Too good Shreeja !!! very well written.. ;)

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author avatar Shreeja
21st Sep 2011 (#)

thanks rahul :)

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author avatar Champrockx
23rd Sep 2011 (#)

mera naam yaad hai..kya baat hai :D ;) anyways u write so beautifully shreeja ... Thanks for sharing ;)

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author avatar juny
21st Sep 2011 (#)

Violence with internet games is really bad for growing kids..

Nice article :)

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author avatar Shreeja
21st Sep 2011 (#)

Thanks a lot oballesansano :) I think we all know its side effects

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author avatar deepa venkitesh
1st Oct 2011 (#)

you are right dear, even some websites are also bad....

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author avatar Shreeja
1st Oct 2011 (#)

thanks deeps :)...agreed but it depends on us what to choose.

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