Good or Bad?
Amanda Baumann &
The Truth about Video Games
With all of the recent fuss over video games being
dangerous to our children, many people seem to
neglect the fact that there are many video games
out there that can be very beneficial.
Every game has its pro’s and con’s but the real
issue is which one out weighs the other, and that
is how to determine if a video game is good or bad
for your child.
Call of Duty
Pro- Can be a social game, it is somewhat
Con- Very graphic, can be influential
On young children and adolescents.
Grand Theft Auto
Pro- Offer players feeling of power
and control, stress reliever.
Con- Set in very realistic environment, can be
influential and players.
Pro- Many different game styles, keeps gamer entertained.
Con- Has games that involve betting
money online, not good for young
children who play these games.
Professor Layton and the
Pro- Fun and entertaining, can be
Con- Players are not physically active.
Dora’s Fix it Adventure
Pro- Very educational for young
Con- Children are not very physically
Stuart little learning adventures
Pro- Different levels available for
Con- Does not follow any of the Stuart
little story lines
So are video games really
So when it comes down to it, are video games
There is no answer to that question, because it
depends on what video game you play. In our
opinion all video games have positive and negative
effects and it all comes down to parents to make
the decision of what video games they allow their
children to play.