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Video games

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david georgy

on 13 January 2013

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Transcript of Video games

ARE THEY GOOD OR BAD? Okay enough with the stats... VIDEO GAMES Are they BAD for you? Did you know? 95% of homes with children under the age of 18 have a device for playing games 94% of children aged between 6-15 yrs are gamers 53% 47% And you thought it was only boys!! SO WHAT IS CONSIDERED A VIDEO GAME? 18% 15% 9% 9% 19% The positive effects of video games include: NO HOWEVER VIDEO GAMES HAVE POSITIVE NEGATIVE & EFFECTS SO YES THEY CAN BE BAD BUT THEY CAN BE GOOD Allows you to learn and follow instructions Problem solving and thinking
Angry Birds or Cut The Rope Hand eye coordination & Multitasking
Eg in shooting games, the character may be running and shooting the same time Planning resources and management
eg SimCity or Age of Empires Reasoning and testing
Trying new things, different combination of guns, testing other ways to finish a level Mapping and memory
Following maps and learn different routes Risk taking Responding to challenges
eg Frustration - forces you to rethink goals or strategy Quick thinking and making analysis and decision
eg when to jump, when to fire, when to pass the ball Speed and Accuracy Perseverance THE NEGATIVES! VIOLENT GAMES
It was found that children who play more violent games are more likely to have increased aggressive thoughts, feelings and behaviours In many games, kids are rewarded for being violent Spending too long playing video games makes kids socially isolated. You spend less time doing other activities such as sports, homework, reading and chilling with your family and friends Most Importantly Some games teach us wrong values This is where we have to be extremely careful eg playing online
bad language and online danger If you need extra help, stick to the age ratings on each game As a Christian, we are called to be 'Christ like' in everything that we do TIME is a precious gift from GOD USE IT WISELY “Bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Cor 10:5) ACTIVITY Create your own CHRISTIAN game In two groups, pick an APPROPRIATE GAME of your choice and change the theme, characters and events that occur in them so that the game has a christian and religious feel to it.
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