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Nowadays, students are spending more and more time playing computer games as a normal form of recreational activity. Although there are numerous benefits to playing quality computer games, there are also many known negative effects associated with it. Therefore, it is essential to set a routine allowing for children to play game so that its benefits would not neglect their development.

Health Problems
Spending excessive amounts of time to play game will negatively effect the child’s health such as eyesight, gaining extra weight due to lack of daily exercise and sitting in one position for along time. Thus, children should be encouraged to alter computer games with physical fitness to harness the benefits of both activities.

Lack of Social Skills
Spending too much time playing computer games at home which don’t have much social interaction will lead to lack of social skills such as communication. As good social skills will add in making children feel healthy and happy as well as develop skills for future career. Hence, parents can help advising children in choosing games that contain communication and interactions between players so that children can be interactive; and boost social skills development.

Intelligence Benefits
Playing computer games is not all bad as educational games can assist in educational areas such as management, medicine and science as well as develop better problem-solving skills, eye-hand coordination, the ability to think fast and multiple thinking at the same time. All of this skills may help children learn quickly when it comes to study.

In order to reduce the negative effects of computer games, it is best to develop a few ground rules around the house such as strict time limits for gaming, homework and chores, place computers in public areas such as the living room. so that parent can control both the amount and the quality of the games, and model putting away all screens for family mealtimes.