Computer games though very interesting and enjoying are gradually proving to be a threat to the children who are growing addicted to it. Using the most sophisticated technology, it has been found that the violence or the tendency to lose control of one is not due to children absorbing the aggression involved in the computer game itself as it was earlier said but rather to the damage done by checking the growth and development of the mind as computer game only stimulate the activity in the parts of the brain associated with vision and movement.
Hi-tech maps of the mind of the teenagers playing computer games and those who keep themselves engage in simple, repetitive arithmetical exercise shows and prove that the computer game only stimulated activity in the parts of the brain associated with vision and movement whereas arithmetic stimulated brain activity in both the left and right hemispheres of the frontal lobe – the area of the brain most associated with learning, memory and emotion. Frontal lobe is very important part of our brain which continues to develop till we attain the age of 20. Its main function is to check an individual’s behavior. The more work done to thicken the fibers connecting the neurons in this part of the brain, the better the child’s ability will be to control their behavior and which is unfortunately underdeveloped in the children playing computer games.
Therefore it very significant for all students or children to follow activities like reading aloud or learning arithmetic or exercising crossword puzzle that will help them to develop their frontal lobe and develop in them the power of self control. This article is not recommending to completely stop plying computer games but to remind people that too much of anything is bad and injurious to health. Hats off to brain-mapping expert Professor Ryuta Kawashima and his team at Tohoku University in Japan for their wonderful research of measuring the level of brain activity that will help both the students and the manufacturers to think on this matter that was alarmingly halting the process of brain development and affecting their ability to control potentially anti-social elements of their behavior.
Therefore it is clear that to develop, retain the creativity and helping your child/children to become good people then remember not to pressurize your child for anything to worsen the case instead with your love and soft words try to change the schedule and indulge him in other interesting works. Encouraging him to read aloud, practice arithmetic, play outside with other children and interact and to communicate with others as much as possible.