Advantages and disadvantages of online games for young people: what to consider

By SSPDaily editionJan 30, 2024 20:49 PMSociety
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Almost every modern schoolchild likes to play online games from time to time, but adults usually criticize and even scold them for it. SSPDaily talked about the advantages and disadvantages of this type of activity.

Advantages of online games

  • Development of critical thinking

Players face tasks requiring strategic thinking, quick decision-making, and problem solving that develop their cognitive abilities.

  • Social interaction

Many online games foster global connections and cooperation, promoting teamwork, communication, and community building.

  • Development of creative abilities

Online games also foster creativity and imagination by allowing players to create virtual worlds and characters.

Disadvantages of online games

  • Excessive working hours

Prolonged screen time can lead to obesity, eye strain, and musculoskeletal problems.

  • Unacceptable content or cyberbullying

Online games expose young people to age-inappropriate content and potentially harmful interactions.

  • Addiction.

Sometimes this leads people to prioritize gaming over other important areas of life, such as studying, socializing, and responsibilities.

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