The popularity of video games especially the violent games has raised concern for many parents about their harmful influence on children. A large body of research has suggested that exposure to violence media contributes to real life violence. I came across a popular game Street Fighter II created by Capcom. The games features eight players to choose from. The game is full of street fights with a lot of killing and extreme violence; the more the player becomes experts in kicking and violence the more he is rewarded. There are two ways of playing, either the player choose to fight each other or fight the computer, in both cases; the way to win the game is to be a better fighter. Thus we can say that the lesson children learn from this game is to learn violence and fighting. It is due to such kind of games that psychologist believe; that such kind of games not only makes children violent but also make them sit for hours alone in front of TV. Instead of interacting with other children and socializing, children are socializing with machine learning nothing or learning violence and fighting.
However there is another game the Lion King created by Disney. It is a story of young lion cub that grows up in a jungle. The young lion prince discovers what it means to be a rightful ruler by learning from mistakes. The young cub avoids jungle obstacles and evades his enemies skillfully and in way teaches the skill of survival to the children. For example there are hungry hyenas, wild beast stampedes and outlandish lion attacks, which all are meant to learn quickly in the changing environment. As the cub overcomes these difficulties, he grows up and the final reward is becoming king of the jungle. I believe this is really inspirational game for children and could help them in learning survival skills. My idea about games is that parent should keep an eye as what kind of games their children are playing. It is essential that parents avoid violent games and instead provide good games to their children that can help their children mental growth