Online gaming is a video gaming platform that is basically meant for playing online games,either partially or primarily through the Internet available. The history of online
games dates back to the early days of packet-based computer networking in the 1970s.
The rise in the use of the technology and internet facilities has led to many changes in our daily lives. In particular, this rise has also led to the rise of online gaming.
Online gaming has been a major attraction for teenagers as well as youth . It has
become a major source of entertainment amongst all. But children of the age group of
10-16 years are more likely to get trapped into this .
These days, gaming technology has progressed to an amazing extent. Things like streaming 3-D animation graphics with superb sound quality and amazing animations are attracting teenagers at fast pace.
But as we all know a very famous proverb ” excess of anything is bad “. This proverb marks its genuineness in the field of online gaming also, as many cases have proved that excess playing of online games have proved very fatal results .
Previous studies suggests that rising interest of online gaming among children
and adolescents has become an important public concern. Online gaming addiction is a topic of increasing internet researches.
It seeks attention of the children as it provide a mode of playing with top gamers round
the globe and here they can challenge each other and in the deep desire of winning.
They take it seriously and eventually becomes more engaged into it.
If we think on a positive note , there are certain positives impacts of online gaming that
proves to be good for children. Firstly it inculcates Deep thinking among the children i.e
the power to think in quick succession .
Secondly it imparts quick decision making skills among kids as the online games demands implementation of quick decisions and the gamers have to give a quick response in order to win the battle.
Next video games also help introvert kids to explore themselves outside , which they
don’t in their routine life. Scientific studies have found that online games can train the
human mind to be agile and alert.
One more thing that proves to be beneficial for children
is that they get improvements in online communication skill, typing skill and knowledge.
Last but not the least it enhances the skill, of knowing or perceiving something very
But not everything is cool about the online games . Besides it’s pros it
has some negative influence also .
Firstly it creates an enormous impact on the children academics , they are more likely to be affected by the temptation of online games ,which eventually leads them to neglect studies.
Secondly they loathe the idea of social interactions and get together’s.
They develop feeling of intense dislike towards any social interactivity . Because
this whole trap of online gaming temptation makes the children create their own world
where there is no social interactivity with outsiders.
Next , they get adapted with an unhealthy lifestyle of being in one position , sitting
all day without doing any other activity.
This creates a bundle of stress and anxiety if continued for a long time period.
So , Online gaming is no doubt very cool , it has some positive aspects but negative
impacts are no less. So it depends on the gamer , what he chooses for himself.
Because at the end of the day it will depend on whether the gamer can avoid getting addicted and treats gaming as a great pastime.
By- Ankita Singh