Video Games were first introduced in the 1970s

Video Games were - Danny Ezraty HDEV 305 PAPER#4 Effect of Video Games on Children Video Games were first introduced in the 1970s By the end of

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Danny Ezraty HDEV 305 PAPER #4 Effect of Video Games on Children Video Games were first introduced in the 1970s. By the end of that  decade they had become one of the most popular children’s activities, and adults  responded with concern about the possible ill effects of the games on children. A  surge in video game sales that began in the late 1980s after the introduction of  the Nintendo system created interest in examining the effects of video games.  Some research suggests that playing video games may affect some children's  physical functioning. Effects include epileptic seizures to causing heart rate  problems and blood pressure changes. Serious adverse physical effects,  however, are limited to a small number of players. Research has also identified  benefits associated with creative and prosocial uses of video games, as in  physical rehabilitation and oncology (Funk, 1993).  Proponents of video games suggest that they may be a friendly way of  introducing children to computers, and may increase children's hand-eye  coordination and attention to detail. Video Game Use by Children Recent studies  of television watching by children have included measures of the time children  spend playing video games. In 1967, the average sixth-grader watched 2.8 hours  of television per day. Data from 1983 indicated that sixth-graders watched 4.7  hours of television per day, and spent some additional time playing video games.  A recent study (Funk, 1993) examined video game playing among 357 seventh  and eighth grade students. The adolescents were asked to identify their  preference among five categories of video games. The two most preferred  categories were games that involved fantasy violence, preferred by almost 32% 
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course HDEV 305 taught by Professor Dwornik during the Spring '08 term at Binghamton University.

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