Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Playing computer games is a waste of time. Children should not be allowed to play them. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Nowadays, most families possess more than one computer at home, and children are more likely to be exposed to computers at a very early age. And many computer games are aiming at children in recent years. Many people are concerned about this situation and they believe playing computer games is a waste of time. However, I disagree with this viewpoint and I believe children obtain many benefits by playing computer games.
First off, playing computer games offers children great platforms to get acquainted with more people and hone their communication and cooperation skills. For example, many computer games, such as World of War craft, require their players to set up teams and fulfill certain tasks. These kind of tasks can only be accomplished through good cooperation. So each player, including children, can have their communication and cooperation skills improved.
Furthermore, playing computer games could help improve children’s intelligence. It is because many of them, especially puzzle games, require their players to figure out possible plans and strategies to win the game; players are not able to upgrade to the next level only with luck. For example, when playing Angry Birds, you have to formulate a plan for shooting different types birds according the layout of your targets. So, by playing such computer games, children start to think, to plan and to carry out their plans.
What’s more, playing computer games can be a good way to relax. Nowadays, children bear greater pressure both from their study and life. For example, my cousin are forced to take various kind of training courses at weekends, which leads him to feel so anxious and exhausted. However, every time when he has time, he would choose to play computer games. He told me that by playing computer games, he can get rid of all the stresses and get fully refreshed. That helped him to resume studying with high efficiency the next day.
All in all, I draw the conclusion that playing computer games brings children more benefits than downsides.