Category: Online game

Effect of Online Games on Child Development


Technology development is very rapid, making it easy for children to access the various kinds of information they want very easily through an internet connection. One that can be accessed by children is online games. Online games are games that connect the players via an internet connection. The development of online games is inseparable from the development of games from generation to generation. The first generation game appeared at Atari 2600, this game was a game released in 1977 better known as VCS (Video Computer System), then the second generation game appeared with Atari 7800 in 1986, then the third generation appeared NES (Nintendo Entertainment System). The fourth generation is Playstation to the current generation of games, namely online games that come with internet connections such as counter strike games, the age of empires, the clash of clans, and others. Game changes from generation to generation are very influential on the players who are often called gamers, gamers are competing to own and play online games that they like.

Online games have a considerable influence on people who play the game, one of them is children because they already have and play online games. Today’s children are accustomed to using gadgets to play online games, this is a mistake from parents. Parents may only want to show affection to children by providing various facilities such as sophisticated gadgets, but indirectly parents have taught negative things to children that can disrupt children’s development in the future. Online games can have a negative influence on children’s development, a very visible influence is that children will forget time and spend hours playing online games, children will be addicted to playing online games so that children will have a sense of desire to play continuously, as a result, the child will experience disease disorders …