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brief history of computer games
Brief History of Computer Games
  • Computer games were first introduced in the 1970's. By the end of the decade, they had become a preferred childhood leisure activity, and adults responded with concern about the possible ill effects of the games on children.
  • Computer games market was decreased in the early 1980s.
  • Nintendo was released in 1986, then computer games became very popular.
computer game addiction
Computer Game Addiction
  • The addiction has been defined as a primary, chronic disease, characterized by impaired control over the use of a psychoactive substance and/or behavior.
symptoms for children
Symptoms for children
  • Most of non-school hours are spent on playing computer games
  • Falling asleep in school
  • Worsening grades
  • Choosing to play computer games, rather than see friends
  • Dropping out of other social groups
  • Irritable when not playing a video game
some death
Some death
  • In South Korea, Lee Seung Seop died after playing Starcraft for over 50 hours
  • In china, Xu Yan died after playing online games for over 15 days during the New Year holiday
warning signs
Warning signs
  • Playing for increasing amounts of time
  • Thinking about gaming during other activities
  • Gaming to escape from real-life problems, anxiety, or depression
  • Lying to friends and family to conceal gaming
  • Feeling irritable when trying to cut down on gaming
treatment
Treatment
  • Ask professional help if they notice the warning signs
  • video game addicts can't avoid computers, they have to learn to use them responsibly without gaming.
  • The key is to show gamers they are powerless over their addiction, and then teach them how real life is more exciting than life in computer games.
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Risks caused by computer games is still serious problem.
  • Any risk caused by playing computer games should be always discussed.