Video Games on 8th graders
The Internet. One of the most revolutionary tools that this generation has to offer. This important tool is often used too much and get addictive. According to the education.com it states, "A nationally representative study found that the average American 8-to-18 years old play video games for 13.2 hours per week." 13.5 hours a day! That's 94.5 hours in a week! Adults that have a full time job only spend 50 hours a week! There are three categories that hurt the 8th graders mind. At school, mentally, and physically.
Because teenagers chose to spend their time playing games, their grades at school suffers. Think about it. This generation of video game loves will one day have to run the world. How will their decisions be changed from that.
Even at a young age decisions can be impacted. According to education.com it states, "By age 6, children have begun to have interactions with individuals outside the family and should be faced with the dilemma of having to solve conflicts. If children have been exposed to violent media, they are more likely to resolve conflicts aggressively." Again this is the future workers of the world and their decisions will change it.
But not only mental changes happen, physical changes like obesity begin to hurt the body. According to my.vanderbilt.edu it states, "According to the CDC, in 2009-2010, 12.1 percent of children ages 2 to 5 are obese, 18 percent of 6 to 11 year olds are obese, and 18.4 percent of 12 to 19 year olds are obese." We see here that not only do video games affect 8th graders mentally but physically as well.
In conclusion we can see that 8th graders today have lots of problems but the worst is video games. This games affected the world yesterday, affects the world today and will affect the world forever.