Everybody has one’s favorite leisure activities. However, nowadays many people, especially youngsters, spend their free time playing online computer games. On the one hand, playing online computer games is beneficial developing one’s imagination. On the other hand, it is disadvantageous because it wastes one’s time, people get quickly obsessed with these games and forget their duties and responsibilities.
There is a huge variety of online games everybody can access. Various means of communication such as tablets, mobile phones, computers and laptops is a great way to download online games to Xboxes Live or to play just on a smartphone or a tablet. In addition, people become obsessed with things due to many reasons. For some people playing online games becomes a bad habit. Other people may use the Internet as a way to escape from tasks. Many feel a sense of competence and accomplishment from winning a game and then keep playing to maintain that feeling.
Usually people do not distinguish is gaming a hobby or an addiction. Of course, there are some symptoms which indicate that a person has an addiction. Firstly, an addicted person is unable to stop the activity and is ready to continue this activity every day. Secondly, people addicted to online games start to neglect family and friends. They more like stay indoors, alone and share their experience, feelings and mood with characters from online games. It means, these games are played online with other people and are especially addictive because they generally have no ending. Players with this type of addiction enjoy creating and temporarily becoming an online character. They often build relationships with other online players considering escape from reality. For some people this community may be the place where they feel they are the most accepted.
Moreover, online game addiction can have severe negative consequences. Though most of the symptoms have short-term effects, they can lead to more severe long-term problems. For example, someone addicted to online games will often avoid sleeping or eating proper meals in order to continue a game. While the short-term effects may include hunger and fatigue, it could eventually lead to a sleep disorder or diet-related health issues. Similarly, those who isolate themselves from others in order to play online games may miss out on family events, parties with friends or other events. If this continues for a long period of time, addicted people might find themselves without any friends at all.
In conclusion, playing online games is beneficial because you develop your imagination and you get computer using skills. However, it brings negative consequences if a person gets addicted to this activity and is ready to continue in near future.
These days the Internet is one of the most useful sources for information and communication in the world. The Internet has a lot of advantages, but it has disadvantages as well. The most dangerous disadvantage is the addiction to the Internet. Today I would like to discuss about the addiction to the Internet.The problem is that the Internet and virtual life can get people addicted and we have to talk about it.
First of all, the problem is that the Internet and virtual life involve a lot of people and they spend long hours sitting at the computer screen and sometimes, they browse the Internet without any choice and get addicted to the Internet. Some parents let children use computers when they are very young. They play games, chat in social networks for long hours. They get lost in time and spend 7-8 hours sitting at a computer’s screen. By doing this, children start losing friends, don’t go outside and they become lonely. Computer games and the Internet are the only thing they are interested in and they get addicted to it.
To avoid all these problems, parents should control how much time their children spend online. They need to set some rules, like using computer 1-2 hours per day. Children should go outside more, communicate with friends, play with them in real life, not virtual life.
To sum up, people are getting addicted to the Internet more and more. We should all understand that the Internet is useful when searching for information or doing homework, but we shouldn’t involve in it too much.
The most important problem in recent years is Online Game Addiction. Playing game is very important for us. Actually, we have to play game for our development.
<p?We usually play online games with our friends and in friends group. We cannot go out to play. Because we live in big cities. Sometimes going out is more dangerous for us. Because of this we have to stay at home when we have free time. And we play online games at home.
If we have play online games excessive hours, then there is a problem, a trouble! We can lose our control, our relationships with our family or friends may go bad and our school success may get worse…
In short it means:
There is a big problem!!!
At first, internet can be very enjoyable, it can be a fun for us. .But in reality, there is the other side of the coin.
Instead of playing online games for many hours
- We should have a hobby;
- We can meet our friends at our home or outside;
- We can spend our time with our family;
- We should go to cinema, theater, museum, library, etc.
These would be more efficient for us. We should be more conscious.
Miraç Rüzgar Akpınar
Ahmet Çuhadaroğlu Junior High School
Hi, my name is Ali Öztürk. We went to Romania in October, 2016. I am happy for it because I learnt something about Romania and internet addiction.
I want to tell something about internet addiction.
Internet addiction is like a locked room. We want to exit from that room, but we can’t. We must be careful because of this.
We must ask ourselves:
- >How long am I using internet?
- Why am I using internet?
- Is everything safe on internet?
- Can I trust everybody on internet?
And more problems like these. We must be careful, we must not spend our time on internet. If you are an internet addict, I have some advice for you to a responsible digital citizenship:
- We must use internet when we need.
- We must not spend very much time on internet.
- We must be outgoing and we must meet with our friends.
- We must be more active in our school life.
Ahmet Çuhadaroğlu Junior High School
Romania is a fantastic place to live and visit with lots of shops, trees, parks,museums, palaces, and good people. At this meeting, I met some amazing people and some cheerful teachers from Austria, Turkey, Portugal, Lithuania, and Romania. Also, I learned many things about the other countries and things about the internet. For example, I learned how to avoid anyone who bothers me when using my PC. Also, I learned how long we can sit in front of a PC; how we can see if we are addicted to the Internet and how you can avoid it; and many other useful things for us. I believe that the main thing that I have learned, and most do it wrong, is how to sit in front of the PC.
I had a great time in Romanai and I would like to go again!
Have you ever asked yourself what negative effects spending too much time in front of the computer can have to your health? In October I spent one week in Romania. There we dealt with the topic “Internet Addiction” and what negative effects it could have on our body. Therefore, there is some information for you to avoid health problems.
Nowadays especially teens and kids are endangered to get Internet addicted, but I’m sure that not many of them know how bad it’s for their health. In Romania we learned that working on a computer or using a smartphone involves the adoption of certain postures, which reflects a specific request on the muscles, eyes, spine, joints, circulation and bowel.
People who spend too much time on the computer could also get isolated and in the hardest case, they give up their friends, so their social life gets lost.
So what can we do to avoid this case? I think the main thing is to set yourself limits and keep a healthy balance between virtual life and real life. Sometimes when your timetable is full of work, it’s hard to spend less hours on the computer, but your body will be thankful if you take breaks. The correct posture in front of the computer is also really essential for reducing degenerative diseases. If you take breaks, some stretching exercises will avoid tensions and relax your body again.
I really hope my information was helpful and together we can reduce the number of kids who are internet addicted. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask me.
What’s your opinion to this topic? Have you ever had experiences with such problems?
Please, write in the comments below!
Hello my friends
This blog-post is very important for me because I have learned that issue in Romania during the Erasmus-meeting. The number of people who are addicted is rising.
The internet has made life much easier by creating connections between different people around the world. Nowadays, nobody can imagine a life without computer
However, it has also led a lot of people to spend too much time in front of the computer. The use of their computer, especially the internet becomes the center of their lives.
Whenever Internet addicts feel overwhelmed, stressed, depressed, lonely or anxious, they use the Internet to calm down.
Depressions and anxiety are emotional symptoms for internet addicts. Otherwise there are physical symptoms like headache, sleep disturbance or and weight gain or loss.
This people are very destitute so everyone can help. Do you know someone who is addicted to the internet? YOU CAN HELP!
It would be a great idea to suggest the person to go to the park or to make sports. The most important thing is that the addicted person is not alone so you can take the person with you to your activities. You can find a new hobby together.
In conclusion, this is a very sensitive topic. Therefore you should treat the addicted person carefully and respectfully.
I hope, I could give you an aspect at addiction to internet. So keep in mind that everybody need help in this situation.
In October, we had a meeting of our Erasmus+ project REDIC in Bucharest, which was about Internet and gaming addiction. Therefore, this blog is about gaming addiction.
In my opinion gaming in general isn’t negative or bad. It could rather be a great way to get in contact with people, who aren’t nearby you. But if you neglect the “real” important things it could be danger to.
The danger of game addiction
I think there are innumerable negative aspects. If you are addicted you sit hours per hours in front of the computer or video games, which isn’t good for your health as well as for your mind.
Gamers often eat while they play. Often just crisps and maybe energy drinks to stay awake, of course this kind of nutrition isn’t healthy and well-balanced. Moreover, the movement abilities of the gamers are limited. However, overweight or eating disorder could be a big problem.
Another point is that the mind is very restricted. Due to the hours, they spent for the games they don’t have time for friends or their family. Therefore they isolate themselves and neglect the life they should have, which is of course terrible.
Avoiding the addiction
If you notice that your gaming habit is going to increase you should reduce it. As soon as you play too much, go out and meet your friends or focus a bit more on your school life. A good way is also to set yourselves limits, for example only one hour per day. Furthermore, don’t forget that movement is so important for you.
All in all
Finally, I think it’s okay to play one hour per day but everybody should enjoy the real life. We should be focused on our surrounding field because the time we have is too precious to waste for unnecessary things.
The internet doesn´t have just negative sides. It was the greatest invention I think.
On the internet you can search everything, for example if you have some questions about an illness or about an author you get all information in an easy way instead of reading books. Another positive point is you can do online shopping, it is more comfortable than traditional shopping. You can get new friends on social media sites furthermore the internet is just an amusement.
A positive point is that you can watch films or series if you miss it on TV or listen to music.
With the internet we can do online banking so we don’t have to go to the bank if we want to transfer money.
It is also positive that there is a fast communication via E-Mails.
Everyone of us uses the internet, now, at this particular time when you are reading my blog for example.
I can´t imagine a life without the internet because I have grown up with the internet and it´s an important thing in my life.
So don’t think that internet is a bad invention and that it has just negative sides.
We should be glad that the internet exists but not we shouldn’t exaggerate otherwise it could be that we get addicted.
What do you think about the internet? Do you also think that internet has positive sides too
This is blog of the REDIC project, funded by the EU under the Erasmus+ project. Here we will post articles written by pupils only. We encourage all pupils participating in the project to send us their ideas, comments, suggestions, etc.!