Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Let me first start by introducing myself.
I'm Dr. Stanley Amaladas, a child psychologist attached to the University of
Manitoba, Canada. Today, i would like to share with you a little about video
games. I have children at home and I know how much they love playing video
games. In fact, children would sometimes skip meals and family outings just
to spend time in front of the computers playing these games. Often, we think
it's just a phase they will outgrow, but more often than not, they do not
The dangers of such games are many. For one, when children
spend hours in front of the computer screens, nothing else matters. They
lose interest in their studies. What becomes a priority, is their game. They
become addicted to the games and will become agitated if they do not get
their daily 'fix'.
Moreover, when children spend so much time alone in their little virtual
world, they have no interest in socializing with other children. This will
lead to antisocial behavior.
These games are expensive too. An original copy of the Counter Strike
game children these days are so fond of, can easily cost a hundred dollars
at least. Nevertheless, they are willing to spend their entire allowance on
just one game.
But all is not lost. In my next session, I will share with you, what we,
as parents can do to tackle this problem. For now, I thank you for your kind
Your summary must :
* not be more than 60 words,
including the 10 words given below
* be in continuous writing ( not
note form )
* be written in one paragraph
Use your own words as far as
possible without changing its original meaning.
Begin your summary as follows :
Video games can bring about a
lot of ill effects .....
Video games can bring about a lot of ill effects. Children
who play too much video games tend to lose interest in their studies when
the games become a priority to them. Moreover, the games can be addictive.
Children become antisocial because they hardly mix with people. In addition,
children tend to spend too much money on these expensive games. (
60 words )