Why Are Violent Games Of Interest?

Why Are Violent Games Of Interest?
Why Are Violent Games Of Interest?
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Üsküdar University NP Feneryolu Medical Center Child Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist Assist. Assoc. Dr. Neriman Kilit evaluated digital game addiction in children, its symptoms and prevention.

Experts point out that digital games are one of the most interesting subjects in the interactive environment of the internet, and draw attention to the negative aspects of these games. Experts note that among these game genres, the most preferred ones are fighting and war-themed games. Experts said, “These games start their negative effects through the addiction they create in children. The factor that creates addiction is the reward for violence in games.” warns.

Üsküdar University NP Feneryolu Medical Center Child Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist Assist. Assoc. Dr. Neriman Kilit evaluated digital game addiction in children, its symptoms and prevention.

Games appeal to all ages

Assist. Assoc. Dr. Neriman Kilit said that one of the most interesting subjects in the interactive environment of the internet is digital games.

Stating that digital game environments have a structure open to interaction, Assist. Assoc. Dr. Neriman Kilit said, “Many games can appeal to every interest. Therefore, the number of users reaches millions. Although the players are from different age groups, children and young people have a significant place. Among the online games, the games with violent content are the most played by the users.” said.

Why are violent games attracting attention?

Noting that among these game types, the most preferred ones are fighting and war games, Assist. Assoc. Dr. Neriman Kilit said, “These games start their negative effects through the addiction they create in children. The factor that creates addiction is that there is a reward for violence in games. In this way, the individual satisfies the sense of pleasure.” said.

Stating that in cases of waiting or delaying pleasure, the user experiences a feeling of anxiety and fear, Assist. Assoc. Dr. Neriman Kilit, “Anxiety disorder that develops due to internet use can also cause anger and violent behaviors.” warned.

Assist. Assoc. Dr. Neriman Kilit noted that especially sites that contain violent elements, social networks that encourage violence and gangs, and sites and games that define violence and destruction as success can cause changes in children's emotional states.

Identity confusion may occur.

Stating that it is possible for the child to experience identity confusion, especially in social networks, as he does not reflect himself as he is, Assist. Assoc. Dr. Neriman Kilit, “Virtual friendships and relationships can make the child feel lonely in a crowded virtual environment.” warned.

Time spent in front of the computer should be limited

Assist. Assoc. Dr. Neriman Kilit recommends enabling the individual to think as positively as possible in order to cope with stress, introversion and depression, “The time the child spends in front of the computer and the internet should be limited.” said.

Assist. Assoc. Dr. Neriman Kilit also stated that the individual should encourage himself/herself to activities such as entering social environments, doing sports and reading books. warned.

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