Video Games, Harmful on Health?

Morgan Nelson, staff reporter

Video games from Fortnite to Call of Duty have been a favorite to many and some even spend hours on the games but at what cost?

Video games has evolved over the years and has enhanced in favor and quality and quantity. They are in high demand with children ages two to up to adult ages forty. People can spend from one to maybe even twenty-four hours on them. Some can and will have health problems associating with their eyes and playing for such a long time per day or days can lead to malnutrition in the addicts due to the lack of eating and drinking that they have because of the need to continue to play and not to stop.

“I am sort of addicted to video games preferably Fortnite on playstation but I can’t help it. I hope that my friends won’t turn out like me and are like me.” Eighth-Grader Ethan Nelson.

“I believe that people need to have a certain time limit with the games and things so that way nothing can get and or gets out of control. People that overplay can usually have and become aggression, paranoia (paranoid) in some, malnutrition like what was mentioned earlier, and can have poor hygiene.” Eleventh-Grader Bridget Rajarajan. “This can also happen with television shows and movies, some can watch all day and all night without getting out of bed or off the couch.”

The warning with video games are usually aimed towards little kids and teens due to the fact that ‘they don’t have anything else to do’ which is a very common excuse to play and or play longer which can and will cause very important health issues that are to be taken seriously.