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Ever since their creation video games have become one of the most controversial types of media ever released They have been labeled by many as completely useless having no other purpose other than to waste time Others have labeled games as a distraction for children taking their focus away from school work and having negative effects on their grades Video games have even been accused of causing violence from children and exposing children to very adult themes in their context Video games are widely misunderstoodI believe that video games are more than just pointless wastes of time and dont have any of the negative effects that others claim that they have Many people claim that video games distract children from schoolwork causing their grades to go down This could lead to a somewhat valid argument if it wasnt for all of the other distractions that children have Facebook Twitter YouTube Television and the temptation of texting are only a fraction of the distractions that children are exposed to Therefore it is unfair to label video games as the main cause of this when there are hundreds of other resources that children have access to that take them away from schoolwork There are also many people who call video games worthless or pointless only being useful for passing the time However that is simply not true Video games can actually enhance human abilities Some scientists have said that Action video games enhance many aspects of visual attention mainly improving the extraction of information from the environment Others have stated that children that play educational video games at a young age have a likely chance of a higher than average IQ number There are even some video games that are based around other religions or cultures and subtly teach the player about those religions or cultures This shows that video games do not just entertain millions of people around the world but also enhances their physical abilities
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