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In this paper I would like to develop a refutation of an argument presented in class I have chosen to refute the argument presented by XXXXX The argument made was that video games in common are good for children I would like to explain why I dont agree with this claim I do not fully disagree with this but I feel it is generally an untrue statement Ill clarify The argument that video games are good for children was presented in a very broad way The student presented statistics in a sense that all video games are good for children and spoke in terms of all video games throughout the speech There were several good points that were brought forth however they were not in proper context In order to have gained adherence the student would have needed to convince the audience that every single video game is good for every single child I would like refute this claim and present a counter-claim At question by the given argument is whether or not video games can be harmful or constructive and good for kids Before diving into the matter I must consent that there are games available to children which can be very educational and constructive for children I believe the issue lies in the games which can prove to be damaging and destructive to children My counter-claim is that violent video games can cause children to be more aggressive As the presenter explained there can be some benefits to video games Studies have found that playing video games can improve childrens visual attention skills their spatial skills their iconic skills and their computer literacy skills In addition the use of educational games which are almost exclusively sold for the PC have been shown to help improve academic performance However many more studies have shown relationships between playing video games and unhealthy outcomes such as isolation and loneliness obesity belief in
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