Research/Audience Assignment

FNU, Adeel 

Brianna C.Jewell        

ENG 1101 (C379/D379) 

November 4, 2019 


                      The purpose of writing this topic was important to me because I want to show the negative side effects of video gaming.  This information can help somebody to change their mind and limit the time that they spend on playing video games. This is one of the bad habits which is common in now a days. I chose two audiences in the gamers community and their families. The message to gamers is to limit their gaming hours. The message to their parents to see how much time they are  spending playing video games. This speech will be given to high school kids on parent teacher conference.  


Dear video games players,

  When you spend too much time on playing video games it has a negative effect on your mind. People who have played action video games that involve first-person shooters, such as Call of Duty and Medal of Honor, experienced shrinkage in a brain region called the hippocampus. That part of the brain is associated with spatial navigation, stress regulation, and memory. If you play action video games that affect your brain oppositely and cause growth in it. My point is not to cut off your video games from your daily activities but limit your gaming hours. I believe that you can play video games after you are done with your work,but not in the middle of your homework or when a friend asks you to play it.

           There  is a report from India that appers earlier this month, about an 18-year-old boy  from Mumbai who allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself after he had an argument with his family members over buying a new mobile phone for playing a video game called  PUBG Mobile. This case and others of its kind led to calls from certain quarters, asking authorities to step in and put a ban on PUBG and other such games. The PUBG game was banned in India for some time limit but now the ban is removed . These kinds of actions show that kids are getting addicted to video games and they may do anything to play games and they could harm someone. PUBG addictions and other games can cause serious mental harm to impressionable teenagers and children. Video games like PUBG, Fortnite, Grand Theft Auto, God of War, Hitman, and Pokemon can be  harmful, and have an adverse impact on the brain’s of children.  Video games can even kill brain cells and interrupt a persons’s sleep.  Some time what happens is that you have 2 kids in the house and they have argue on who gets to play first its example that shows how it affects social relationships.



     Dear parents,

        I want you to be aware of your kids daily video game activities because they can have  a negative influence on your kids. Playing video games on a daily basis can potentially impact your kids  attitudes and behaviors. Video games can affect your kids in many ways. Video games are targeting young people, especially high school and college youth. They affect their sleep patterns,when they stay up late at night with friends and playing online video games. Staying up late makes them lazy and they can not get enough sleep and  can’t focus on studying. Video games can also make people more violent according to “Manuela Ferrari”(source 3). Playing video games can affect your social relations. 

               Playing video games too much might lead to another serious problem. A health organization says Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, and Fortnite are just some of the super-popular video games that have captured the imaginations of gamers around the world. But health officials have become increasingly concerned that’s all those hours spent in video gaming worlds might actually be doing damage to mental health. Sometimes I couldn’t stop  myself from playing video games, and my addiction would force me to play for more time. Playing more is actually becoming an addiction for many kids and students. This means that increasing priority should not be given to gaming people,to make use of that time and spends on studying. Over time, gaming can take priority over other interests and make you lazy and stop them from doing daily activities and exercising. More than 150 million Americans are playing video games and 64 percent of American households are home to at least one person who plays video games regularly or at least three hours per day. According to  health care professionals “Dr KRINE TAWAGI”he believe that depression or anxiety is linked to video game addiction. 

            Video gaming is clearly a popular form of entertainment, with video gamers collectively spending 26 hours per week in front of their screens. Scientists have researched how video games affect the brain and behavior. Are you aware that these effects are negative to your brain?  There is increasing research focused on the impact of video gaming on the brain.

The average American gamer is a 35-year-old adult, with 72 percent of gamers aged 18 or older. For video games used by children, most parents (71 percent) of indicate that video games have a negative  influence on their child’s life. Video game sales continue to increase year by year. In 2016, the video game industry sold more than 24.5 billion games which is up from 23.2 billion in 2015, and 21.4 billion in 2014. The top four selling video games of 2016 are Call of Duty, Infinite Warfare, Battlefield 1, and Grand Theft Auto V. First person shooter and action genres often stand accused of stirring aggression and causing violence and addiction. Many parents are very curious about these actions.  Parents are feeling that they are losing touch with their kids. Video games can effects your kids eye sight due to the devices that they use to play video games,for example using cell phone paying close attention. 


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