As time time passes by, a lot of new
inventions are made as well as the improvement of many things. One of these
things is technology.
Technology has evolved as years pass by
leading to very high technology inventions. This includes online games that can
be played through either computers, cellphones, laptops, and many other gadgets
with the inclusion of an internet connection. These kinds of games can be played
solo or with a group of other players that are either one’s friends or other
online players that one met through the game. The flow towards increased online
games and other interactive digital media usage does not appear to be going
away. The current generation has become exceedingly comfortable with technology
and electronic entertainment as they adapt with recent trends which may lead to
addiction. When one hears the word online gaming addiction, it immediately
makes one think negatively about online games due to the word “addiction”
however according to Dockrill (2016), gaming every day is linked to improvements in academic performance.
When one plays online games, one is solving puzzles and plotting strategies
which involves using some of the general knowledge and skills in maths, reading,
and science that a student has been taught during the day. According to Bavelier,
a cognitive scientist, games simulating stressful events such as those found in
battle or action games could be a training tool for real world situations. Playing
online games especially those who are in the genre of action, practices the
brain for quick thinking and decisions. These games can be used to train
soldiers and surgeons since they are always in a constant battlefield which
requires quick high level thinking and decisions.
Molinari (2017), being emotionally healthy is important in doing better in
school which includes allowing oneself to enjoy the things that one enjoys. So if
one loves playing online games then that person must let himself or herself
play since the happier a person is, the more likely a person will do better in
school. One must never prevent oneself in doing activities that one loves as
long as it is done in moderataion.