Students these days are spending more of their free time playing computer games. There are positive and negative effects associated with playing video games. Set a regular routine for your child so he knows when it is time to do homework and when to play games. Health Problems * Some students get carried away with playing their computer games for excessive amounts of time. Your child’s health might be affected negatively if he plays computer games persistently. His eye sight might get worse because he is constantly staring at the computer.
Since your child sits in one position while playing computer games, he may be at risk of gaining extra weight due to lack of daily exercise. Encourage your child to play outside or get other physical fitness so she plays computer games for a limited amount of time. Lack of Social Skills * If students are spending too much time playing computer games, they may not be getting enough social interaction at home. Students should have proper communication skills so they can interact with teachers and classmates while at school.