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The Harm of Electronic Games

July 02, 2017 |   By Shu Xing

(Minghui.org) Many people play electronic games these days on their cell phones, tablets, or computers. People of all ages and walks of life seem to be focused on the virtual worlds in these games.

They may not realize it, but playing electronic games wastes a lot of their time. There are many types of advanced games these days and it's easy to get addicted to them. Children and adults have been harmed mentally and physically as a result of playing these games. Some children have developed near-nearsightedness because of video games. Many adults have eye problems and cannot sleep well.

Playing video games can have adverse psychological consequences. This kind of addiction can easily lead to psychological disorders. When people are focused on their games, they do not pay much attention to their relatives or friends. For children, this is similar to autism, in that they are unable to interact with their parents. Adults may ignore their family responsibilities. Worse yet, some people spend lots of money on virtual games.

Video games promote violence and immorality. Parents want to teach their children the difference between right and wrong so that they can become upstanding people. But when children are addicted to video games, the results could be the opposite. Games are usually about monsters or vicious people and they can be a bad influence on young minds.

Traditional culture promotes the positive side of humanity, such as protecting nature and treating others with respect. Video games encourage people to be violent, destructive or to kill others. They are against traditional culture and humanity.

Video games waste people's time. People spend long hours playing video games instead of taking care of their families or other responsibilities. If this trend continues, people may forget the goals they once had and become lost in the virtual world of video games.