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Lots of news articles are written about video-games and particularly about their effect on children.

Journalists often try to include a range of perspectives in their articles - this means, hearing from different points of view and people with different backgrounds and experiences.

This is important because it allows the reader to hear many different opinions to help them make their own mind up.

For example, this one hears from children and a video-game scriptwriter.

So, if you were writing a news story about the impact of video on games on young people, who would you interview?

In the comments below, tell everyone:

  • What perspectives it would be important to hear from and why?
  • What would be the most important question you would ask each?

So for example:

"I would include the perspective of a video-game designer, and ask them what their motivation is for making games. I would ask this because..."

See if anyone else includes perspectives that you hadn't thought about!

Comments (53)

  • British Council.jpg selfassured_groundhog | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    12 Sep 2021

    I would interview the people of young generation and their parents. Because the news story is about the impact of video games on them and as their age likes to play video games the most. Interviewing their parents will also help because they have experiences and best observations of their children about before and after effects of video games in their life. I would ask everyone why video games is more exciting than other entertaining things and their positive and negative thoughts about it.

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    1. British Council.jpg champion_seed | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      selfassured_groundhog's comment 20 Sep 2021

      The choice of video games is up to the children, their age and the impact on them, and the political situation of the country plays a big role in the games

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  • British Council.jpg excited_agency | Tarun Madhyamik Vidyalaya | Nepal
    13 Sep 2021

    I would include the perspective of parents and ask them the problems they are observing in their children because of playing video games. I would ask this because it would help to figure out the impact of video games on children. As the parents are most close to their children, they can easily notice the positive or negative changes in their children. It would also help lawmakers to plan the best approach and take a good and wise step regarding it. Even the readers can be aware by reading it. I think giving chance to normal parents /people to express their opinions is very crucial as it reflects the situations and problems arising in society due to video games or any materials.

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  • British Council.jpg efficient_fern | Tarun Madhyamik Vidyalaya | Nepal
    13 Sep 2021

    I would include the perspective of video game designer and, ask them what their motivation is for making video games.I would ask this because it is the responsibility of the game designer to bring these specialized perspectives together in a comprehensive design. If the designer fails, different groups in the team will waste time and effort working towards unrelated goals.

    But bringing together aspects as disparate as the marketing face of a game and its user interface may seem to be an undertaking in the abstract. What is needed is a framework for understanding the interconnectedness of a design; a way to visualize the trickle-down (or up) impact of design decisions made at any level.

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  • British Council.jpg active_speech | Pabna Cadet College | Bangladesh
    13 Sep 2021

    1st perspective:Children specialist....a children specialist is someone who could give mental therapy and change the mindset of a children who has became distressed after some incidents he saw like his parent's divorce or any accident happened in front of him.I would most importantly ask "What children enjoy about gaming and why do they want to play game regularly?"another question i could ask is "What could we do to prevent our children to stop the addicted of gaming?

    2nd perspective: Guardian of an game addicted children..... Guardian are the closest people of a children....they know everything about their child.The question i would ask them is"What do you think is the main cause for why your child has become addicted to gaming?

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  • British Council.jpg entrepreneurial_song | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
    13 Sep 2021

    I would firstly interview a scientist to learn how video games are actually affecting the behaviours and the brain. As well as I would collect information from psychologists or counsellors to know how video games help and harm the mental condition of the children. Many say it is a way to relieve stress but when it turns to addiction we see the opposite results in them and are games helpful in safeguarding memory loss and make the brains more active. In my report, I would like to include the best time to play games and the time limit so that everyone is aware of it. Just to add how many people are coming online and at which time they are the most active gamers, I would like to interview a gaming company manager. Also, I would like to interview some guardians or teachers to know how video games impact their study or other household chores. As I have mentioned earlier, those who play games give more attention to earning points in games. Lastly, I want to include some gamers to tell about the positive and negative changes they faced due to playing games.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      entrepreneurial_song's comment 13 Sep 2021

      Great suggestions - who do you think your report would appeal to?

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      1. British Council.jpg entrepreneurial_song | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 13 Sep 2021

        Thanks a lot, madam, I believe my report would be helpful for the government to make rules regarding playing games.

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  • British Council.jpg magical_revolution | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    13 Sep 2021

    We know that games are a double-edged sword, with positives and negatives. It is positives if the game has a specific and clear goal. It also positive if it educate and teach them to make plans to win. In addition, it could help them to rely on themselves and solve their problems by their own.
    On the other hand, it has negatives such as violence, isolation, and addiction when playing for a long time.
    Meanwhile, we all hear parents complain about these games saying that they waste time. Yet, do they really waste time? If it is used negatively, then it is wasted. But if it is used for the purpose of entertainment and education, then it is purposfull It is also advisable to take children outside to play with those of their age and go to a psychiatrist. We also have to set a specific time for our children before it is too late

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  • British Council.jpg active_speech | Pabna Cadet College | Bangladesh
    14 Sep 2021

    I would interview an game addicted person who has taken away himself from addiction.I would ask him how did he took him away from addiction? Because the children who couldn't get away from addiction,would find a way to do so.

    Secondly,I would interview a doctor and i'd ask him...How much severely does gaming addiction destroys the body and the mind?I'd ask this to inform the young people the bad effects of gaming so that they don't fall in addiction.

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    1. British Council.jpg caring_personality | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      active_speech's comment 08 Oct 2021

      The best of words is what you say,and what you say is beautiful. And why don't you think that receiving an addict is not enough?

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  • British Council.jpg focused_journalist | Barishal Cadet College | Bangladesh
    14 Sep 2021

    As most of the things including videos games has both positive and negative effects on children, I would suggest to interview on their parents first because they work on the children at that age. Secondly I'll go for the gamers what impact they face in their lives playing games. Then I'll go for the game creator asking what he expected from the gamers plaing his creations, combine all these three and write a news story on what exact impact these games are putting on the young generation. Is it meeting the designers demand or not that would be the news.

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  • British Council.jpg successful_violin | Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College | Bangladesh
    14 Sep 2021

    The father of video games- Ralph Baer introduced video games. The purpose is actually to make a way to relax, exert control, be challenged and achieving goals to the players. But at present the purpose has made a very opposite impact on our children.
    In 2021, Japanese company Sony makes the most popular games including PUBG, Valheim, Dota 2, Cross-fire etc. So firstly I would like to take an interview of the designers of games that on what concept they are making design and the topic of games. Secondly I think that I should take an interview of the players who are very much active and addicted to video games and will ask them about their experiences that what things they find most interesting. Also I will talk with those who were addicted before and how they removed their addiction. Then I would talk with some councilors and psychologists who are popular for handling such video games addicted children. I will ask them that with what problems they are dealing and what they would suggest for our children to stay away from such addiction. After that I would talk with some guardians dealing with their children who are addicted and those who are also new in the gaming world. I will try to hear from them what they face while forbidding their children to play and also when they let them to play, what impact falls on their children and how they behave. Lastly I would take interview of those who don't like playing video games at all and why they are not getting interest into it.
    Basically I think most of the interviews will give me negativity of playing games along with some positive ones as all things in the world have both positive and negative sides and it's our choice that which side we are going to pick.

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  • British Council.jpg candid_seagull | Islamabad Model School for Girls (VI-X), I-10/4 | Pakistan
    14 Sep 2021

    I would include the perspective of children and ask them what makes a game so intriguing. I would ask this because it is important to understand the perspective of the people playing the game to stop excessive gaming. I would also like to interview the parents/guardian and ask them "have there been any changes of behavior since your child starting gaming" I would ask this so we can better understand the side effects and benefits and also decide how much you can play games without it being harmful.

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  • British Council.jpg assertive_leaves | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    14 Sep 2021

    I would include the perspectives of a video game designer. I would ask whether the game designers take game designing as an artwork or an money making job. I would ask this question because video games have too much effects on the people specially on the children that is already proved in the research of scientists. If they take it as an artwork surely it will have good effects on them. But if not that will harmfully effect on them . That's why I will ask the game designer this question.

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    1. British Council.jpg brilliant_whale | Mirzapur Cadet College | Bangladesh
      assertive_leaves's comment 14 Sep 2021

      Game designing is now further more than just an artwork, and moreover, the video gaming companies are designed to take you deep inside the game . The more you get addicted to a game the more they make money, so in this case, the only way left is to properly regulate the victims or the individual gamers who are motivating the game designers.

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  • British Council.jpg brilliant_whale | Mirzapur Cadet College | Bangladesh
    14 Sep 2021

    I would include the perspective of parents and ask them why their children are addicted to video games because if they know the exact cause behind this, there is a chance they can take proper action to replace it with something else. For example, if a child is ashamed of talking to others or spending time with friends in school, and decides to spend his time somewhere far from reality inside the video games, his parents can help him in socializing, making friends, give him an opportunity to get meet with new people or get him admit in an art class, there is a massive chance he can get rid of this addiction and spend his time in something productive.

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  • British Council.jpg hopeful_moon | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    14 Sep 2021

    I would include the perspective of a video-game designer, and ask them what considerations they put in mind when they design video games. I would ask the game designer this because this question will lead me to decide whether video games are good or bad for kids. I will decide if should believe the things I hear and see about the games or not and then decide if children play it or not. If designers make games only to collect money then I should make sure I say this in my article. I would warn parents to watch their kids while playing. I will ask the video game designer if the age of the playing is considered or not for example.

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  • British Council.jpg candid_thought | Barishal Cadet College | Bangladesh
    15 Sep 2021

    I would like to interview a game addict, his parents, his friend (who is not addicted to games), a scientist, and a game developer for writing a news story on the impact of gaming on young people.



    At first, I would interview a young addicted gamer, I would ask about the main thing entertaining in video games. and I would ask this because we can know the reason why they like gaming so much.

    Secondly, I will ask their parents about what problems they are facing and how it is having an impact on their studies. It's because parents always stay with their children and they know the best about the mental and physical condition of their son.

    And then I will ask a close friend of that gamer about what changes he had seen since he (gamer) started gaming. I will ask them for knowing his changes and how he is behaving with his friends.

    And after hearing their opinion I will interview a scientist to whom I will ask him whats the perfect hours of playing games and what are the good and bad sides of gaming? I would ask this because I can let the people know the advantages, what games should young people play, what harm can happen and how we can prevent it.

    And lastly, I would go to a game developer and ask them that what steps are they taking to prevent game addiction for the mental development of gamers. I would ask this because it will let us know how they are taking steps to prevent game addiction and their ideas about developing a more safe and creative game that increases gamer's imagination and decision tacking capability.


    And among them, the perspective of an addicted gamer and his parents are the most important because the gamer plays the game himself and his parents mostly stay with him and they knew best about the gamers condition.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      candid_thought's comment 15 Sep 2021

      These questions show excellent creativity and open-mindedness. Well done!

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  • British Council.jpg caring_personality | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    16 Sep 2021

    In the future, I will do an interview with video game designers, video game addicts and those with high views in which we will talk about the benefits and harms of video games, and the best age to play these games, and is it better to set a specific time for these games? From my point of view, the best age for video games is the eighteenth, because they They can decide what is best for them and it is also necessary to give them a specific time, otherwise they will become addicted to these games and in the end I hope that my view will be considered

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  • British Council.jpg considerate_strawberry | Mirzapur Cadet College | Bangladesh
    16 Sep 2021

    I would include the perspective of a family whose children play games and already has become addicted. I will firstly ask them, for which reason you have given your children to play games? Obviously to give them relaxion. But why they have already become addicted to games? Weren't you more sincere about their playing games or you want them to learn something from the games?? And if you thought that your children will learn something from games, have you ever observed "What type of games your child is playing?"? And lastly, I will ask them what type of changes have come to their children for playing games-negative or positive. Because there are some games which increases the aggressiveness of the player and they become violent.
    Then I will go to their children (gamer) and ask him what type of advantages have he/she got from playing games and is their any benefit in his/her future life...And then I will ask him/her if he/she finds something different for playing games like don't concentrate on his/her works for thinking about the games always or got angry easily. Because due to over gaming, whenever we try to concentrate on other works, we can't concentrate because over gaming makes our brain think about only gaming.
    Then lastly, I will include the perspective of a video game designer. Firstly, I will ask them, "Obviously they have taken a lot of steps to prevent game addiction of the young people like you show some health issues or want to know the permission of family,,,,,,,but how much it is effective? what do you think, do they even follow those issues?" And then I will ask them, "Is there any way for you (game developer) by which your issues will be strictly followed and young people will not be addicted to games and most importantly what will you tell to make a family careful about their children's playing games?"

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  • British Council.jpg humble_piano | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    16 Sep 2021

    I will arrange table To create a news story about video games and their harms and benefits from the point of view of everyone's interest, and the table will be as follows:

    First, I want to interview a teenage child because they are the most addictive category of video games, and I ask him some questions to find out their effect on him.

    Secondly,
    I would like to ask his teacher about his level of achievement in school before and after the addiction to video games, and because addiction to these games wastes time, which affects his level in school.

    Third, I want to meet his parents and ask them some questions about the difficulties related to video games and how they deal with him to reduce his addiction and get rid of this problem.

    After that, I would like to meet with a specialist doctor to find out the harms and benefits of video games and how to eliminate the harms and develop the benefits.

    In the end, after I get the answers, I can know the harms and benefits of video games and I can write the story

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  • British Council.jpg warm_truth | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    16 Sep 2021

    I would include the perspective of a video-game player and ask how he/she choose the games they play. Does they choose randomly or they ask their parents to regulate what they choose. I would ask the kid this question because it is essential to know what kids prefer and how they pick games. If a child asks his parents it would be different from choosing by themselves. Kids may choose any game with interesting colours and shapes, but they are not aware of the content this game may contain. When kids go deep in the game they may face things that will harm them. For example, many games have levels, when the child starts to play the first level, they may find the game amazing. However, advanced levels may unveil blood and killing scenes for example. Of course, things will be different if parents watch what their children play.a parent will remove the whole game if he sees that it contains harmful content. Also, I will ask the player about the time they spend playing games and when. If the child is addicted to playing video games, it will be easy to notice that they don't have a strong sight and may be I will notice they are anti-social or introverts. As a journalist, I may expect that video games do have bad effects on kids. But, of course I will not forget to ask about and dig for the good effects of video games. I will ask the child what kind of games do you play! We know that some games are educational and may share in building a good character.

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  • British Council.jpg rhetorical_engineer | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    16 Sep 2021

    I will ask a PRO gamer :" What are the possible dangers for a children to play as frequent as you and if it's easy to professionalise this activity to do it for living " , I think by doing that , children who'll see my interview will know what difficulties they'll face and what a person with a 10 hours gaming average is struggling with . and Another important part is How they did to resolve those problems and what they do to minimise the sacrifices , and spectators will do so ...

    Also i would ask normal people :" What do you do in 10 hours of your day " . to inform my viewers of the possible alternatives they were capable to do in the time they were playing on .

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  • British Council.jpg adventurous_cloudberry | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Sep 2021

    I will conduct an interview with the parents of a game addict and with his friends and with the designer of these games and an expert who knows the advantages and disadvantages of these games. Ask the parents of a video game addict. Ask them whether there are changes in your son’s school life and his life at home. After hearing their opinion, I go to his friends and ask them if there have been changes in your friend’s life Outside the house and what are the negatives that you notice on your friend, and after hearing their opinion, I ask the expert about what are the advantages and disadvantages of these games and what are the solutions. After hearing his opinion, ask the video game designer is it possible to changeIn installing these games to reduce their negatives, and after hearing the expert, we have finished the interview and collected information about the negatives and positives of video games and took some solutions to reduce their negatives and effects on young people.

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  • British Council.jpg champion_seed | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Sep 2021

    1- To the game producers:
    What is the driving force behind making games?
    2- I refer to parents according to experience:
    What is the effects of games on children?
    3- Suggestion from the journalist:
    What would happen if the games and their makers disappeared?
    1- What do parents think?
    2- What do children who are addicted to games think?
    3- What is the opinion of the ruling outhority of the country?

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  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg industrious_hen | Ormiston Bushfield Academy | United Kingdom
    20 Sep 2021

    I would interview gamers to see from the perspective of the people who are actually being affected by the rules,It would be engaging to see how they feel about the rules: do some agree? Are some mad about it? I would ask questions such as:
    do you agree with the rules? I would ask this because I believe that everybody should have the opportunity to express their opinion.
    how have these rules affected your every day life? I would ask this because I feel the government hasn't perhaps considered that people use video games as an escape and limiting that could damage their mental health.
    If you had to make the rules,what would you decide? Again,everybody should have a say. By allowing the public to decide on rules that affect the public (in my opinion) is the best way to make laws, as this means everyone has been considered and may therefore be happier with the rules put in place.
    It would also be intriguing to see how these rules have affected people who game for a living,such as streamers,their income relies on being able to game.

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  • British Council.jpg convivial_vegetable | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Sep 2021

    I want to do an interview with my brother who is addicted to saliva and other of my brothers are not addicted to games and a developed world to write a news story about the effect of games on young people and even children.

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  • British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Sep 2021

    At first I would like to meet a game addict and someone who would fall into the trap of addiction, but save himself


    First I will ask them how was your life before and after gaming and its addiction

    And then I will ask the addict. Have you ever thought about how this will affect you and your future? And why did you not take action and remain addicted to games?

    And after hearing his words, I will ask the one who saved himself from addiction, what was the goal that made you pay attention to your future and present and work to stop addiction for their sake? And after hearing his words, I will ask him: What did you learn from this battle with addiction? How did you feel when you were battling addiction?

    After listening to his opinion, I will ask the addict, how did his experience affect you while fighting addiction, and do you justify the addicts' failure to overcome regret by saying that persistence and determination had different motives?

    And if you ask me why I am going to debate between these two, I will tell you very clearly that this debate brought together two people, a person who put himself in an ambush that only light enters a stone slit , And someone who split his stones and made the light take him out of an ambush, people thought he would not succeed, and they considered him someone who was pulled by the whirlpool of the sea, and no matter how much he resisted, he would come back down , This will make addicts feel remorse for not trying or giving in to it, and they will be encouraged to move forward and think about the future that awaits them , and when the government sees this interview, it will think about its future and its present, which will be affected by the addiction of its people to games,and then they will begin to make laws in the interest of generations and the interest of the state and its progress

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  • British Council.jpg unassuming_tamarillo | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Sep 2021

    I would like to meet two people, one a video game addict, the other a video game maker, and from the addicted person, I will know the positive and negative effects of video game addiction from him. Or his family or anyone close to him, and the negative impact is often greater than the positive impact of those games, such as many young people and adolescents who have become addicted to this game, which had a great danger to them, the most important of which is that children and adolescents have mental and non-psychiatric diseases. This affected their scientific life and worked on their low academic level as well as on social life. The child only wanted to play video games and did not care to go out, meet his friends, take a walk, etc. And I would like to know from the video game makers, are they working on finding solutions to these problems, or are they negligent?

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      unassuming_tamarillo's comment 22 Sep 2021

      Very good questions, unassuming_tamarillo! Can you think of any positive effects of video games to show both sides of the argument?

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  • British Council.jpg compassionate_explanation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Sep 2021

    I would like to meet a video game designer _Young man addicted to video games _The father and mother of this young man _Brother of this young man
    First: I would like to ask the young man why you tend to sit a lot on video games for entertainment, or because of everyday problems and forgetting about these problems, or to get rid of boredom or to earn a living and money. I asked him why he loves her

    I would like to ask his father and mother what their biggest fear is for their son to remain addicted to video games. Does this affect his social life, his interaction with people, his scientific and academic life because the parents are always aware of everything that is going on with their son?

    Thirdly, I would like to ask the brother of the addicted young man, has his behavior changed after he became addicted to playing these games? Has he become a boy or is he in a good mood? Does he find time for family, study and discover his talents, because a brother is a loyal friend

    Fourth, I would like to ask the video game designer, do you like what youth addiction is because it brings you big profits? Are you the ones who support playing these games for a long time and why and what are you doing improvements to the games to become more attractive to young people and children What will you do if your child becomes addicted to these games?? In my opinion, these are the people whose opinion we should take into account on this topic, because they are the closest and most familiar with the lives of young people and children who love games very much, and their negative effects on their lives.

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  • British Council.jpg majestic_moon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Sep 2021

    First, I would like to meet a video game addict and his parents. I also want to meet his friends who are not addicted to video games. I would like to meet a doctor and ask him what is the effect of video games on young people? And also video game designers, then I would really like to know what is their goal in making these games? Do they mean the addiction of young people to it? At first, I would like to meet his parents and ask about some things, including: How many hours does he sit in front of the gaming screen per day? Does this affect his academic achievement? Will this addiction affect him and make him isolated from society? I chose why I would meet his parents first because they are the ones who talk to their children the most. Secondly, I would like to meet his friends and I will ask if this affects you and makes you addicted like him? Do you always sit down or go out for a walk together? Thirdly, I would like to meet a doctor who specializes in the brain and ask him: Do violent games drive a child crazy easily? Do violent games lead the child to deal with others with bad manners? Do they make the child live in an imaginary world far from the world of reality and isolated from society? Fourth I would like to meet a game designer, first I would like to ask him why did you make addictive video games? Do you know its negative impact on youth and society? Do you mean when you make it to make young people or teenagers addicted to it or not? In the end, I would like to advise all those who are addicted to video games because they have a negative impact on the player and on society as well because it increases stress, anxiety, depression and lack of self-confidence, in addition to the loss of communication skill with others, tendency to loneliness, and poor attention and concentration

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      majestic_moon's comment 23 Sep 2021

      A very inclusive and balanced approach which shows your keenness for listening, majestic_moon. Well done.

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  • British Council.jpg versatile_satsuma | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    24 Sep 2021

    I thought about this and decided to meet 3 people 1 person who is addicted to playing video games 2 people who do not like video games and are not interested in them 3 owner of a company that exports these games I chose these three characters in order to write a balanced news story that explains many things and is most beneficial to each of these characters, especially the game makers. First, I will ask the addicted to these games: What is the reason that made you addicted to these games to this extent?! Do you find anything that will benefit you from these games?! Do you think it saturates your thinking and your mind?! What are the things you want to improve in this game?! Do you wish to get rid of this addiction that you are in the games?! Then bring the person who is not addicted to games and ask him some questions: What is the reason that makes you not interested in these games?!Do you find it a waste of time and of no benefit to you?! Do you think it distracts you from bringing out your creativity and thinking?! If we add factors that satiate your inspiration, will you become interested in these games?! In the meantime, of course, the toy company maker will listen carefully to each of the two children's talk, and we will show him these pros and cons, and then he will try to add these values ​​and positive things that attract everyone and bring benefit to them, and thus we will fix a big problem in the country as well, and it is possible if these games become balanced and useful A larger number of the population will take care of it and the state's economy will increase and we will get rid of this problem.

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  • British Council.jpg faithful_huckleberry | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    24 Sep 2021

    In my opinion, I will ask children and young people and I will ask them what is the thing that attracts you to download and play these games, and also celebrities have a big role, for example, I saw a famous person playing the game, This matter would make me want to bear it even if it was not entertaining

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  • British Council.jpg loved_vegetable | El Rafie A | Egypt
    26 Sep 2021

    Video games are a twofold thing. They are both fun and harmful. If many of them are harmful, in my view, you divide time between video games and other useful things. For example, you can play games of intelligence like chess and puzzle. Children under the age of three should not sit down and suffer illnesses that affect their intelligence. Video game makers don't care what harm they can do to young people, but they care what money they can get.

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  • British Council.jpg smart_glacier | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    27 Sep 2021

    My first meeting will be with a group of children to see their perception of the game and how the idea or purpose of the game reached them and to what extent this game affected them and what behavior was acquired or learned to move on to its impact and the opinion of the parents and how their child was affected and what is their view of this game and what is the benefit Or the harm done to the child after playing it, and then I meet the designers to hear their point of view and what they expected the child to gain and what happened after that. Was the aim of publishing this game really learning, as for material gain with a negative impact And in my role as a journalist, I will publish the full facts from all the truth points.

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  • British Council.jpg excellent_snow | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 Oct 2021

    I will do a video that talks about the harms and benefits of games First: I meet the child who is addicted to games and ask questions to see the effect of games and addiction on the child Second: I try to tell him that these games are dangerous and make your school average low and low Third: I meet his parents and make them do something that makes the child refrain from playing games Fourth: I get the answers to the questions I asked them, so that I can know the harms and benefits of video games Its damages: Distracting the child’s mind, some violent games, and learning violence harms the health of his eyesight, distracting him from good social contact with the family introversion Addictive to games Reduces motor activity Benefits: Games can be exploited and enriched with scientific content that develops the child's intelligence. The school can use and develop games to serve the curriculum to present it in attractive content.

    And I will meet the game designers and ask them about their view of the goal of the proposed games and whether he is one of the users of the games. Should he play them or will he limit the playing time .. Are there procedures that enable parents to determine the playing time for their children? What is his suggestion, and is it with this tendency to determine the time of foolishness? What are the conditions to be taken into account to prepare any game to suit the child's age? And can he cooperate with other institutions to enrich the content of the games?

    I will interview some oarents. A great responsibility is for parents, as they can judge the appropriate age to allow the use of certain electronic devices, the content they can watch, and the number of hours they are allowed to spend in front of a screen. It is not surprising that children become addicted when they start using smartphones or tablets at an early age. As they get older, the hours they spend in front of a screen increase, and often, parents are unaware of the games their children are playing or the websites they visit. It is very important for parents to set clear and consistent rules regarding how long they are allowed, the types of games that can be played, and the type of content allowed.

    It is very important for parents to set clear and consistent rules regarding how long they are allowed, the types of games that can be played, and the type of content allowed. On the other hand, it is not only about setting rules, but parents should also set a good example for their children to follow, as there will be no positive results for those rules unless the father or mother sets a good example.


    Warning signs There are several signs that you are addicted to video games or are at risk of becoming addicted: 1- Giving great importance to video games outside of playing times. 2- When he is not playing video games, he is either experiencing mood swings, does not want to do any activity, shows aggressive behavior, or is sad or defensive. 3- Dedicate more time to playing video games. 4- Does not show interest in playing with other children or practicing his hobbies or communicating with friends, and becomes isolated from social interaction. 5- When you try to stop him or reduce the amount of time he spends playing video games, all your attempts fail. 6- He is not aware of the amount of time he spends playing or lies about it.
    7- Not sleeping enough, not eating, or not paying attention to personal hygiene in order to spend more time playing. 8- Low school grades and lack of interest in studying. Playing a few minutes before school can turn into long hours of nonstop play. 9- Instead of facing difficult situations in life, he puts all his energy into the video game, showing an unwillingness to talk, argue, or face the problem. Thus, the video game becomes his way to escape from reality.

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      excellent_snow's comment 01 Oct 2021

      This is a very creative and balanced way of presenting the issue - well done!

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  • British Council.jpg selfassured_mode | Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College | Bangladesh
    01 Oct 2021

    I think I would talk to some children who play video games and some who do not, and compare the result and see the differences in their thinking to find out the impact of video games on them. Also I would talk to the family members to find out what they think about video gaming how is its impact on family life.

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  • British Council.jpg chatty_cicada | Rimal Prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Oct 2021

    I would like to host the parents, and I would like to ask them what are the reasons that motivate them to give their children portable devices. Are you wasting time and not disturbing them, is it because they are busy with work and not spending enough time with their children, are mobile devices considered a good babysitter?



    Parents think carefully about the consequences of this behavior before it is too late. Either by losing your trust in a fake world or their lack of interest in you as a reflection of that.

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  • British Council.jpg excellent_snow | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 Oct 2021

    I would like to meet the child who plays games and see the effect of the games on him and then. I want to meet his parents who are responsible for them. I will see the game designer and ask him what he benefits from the game that he only harms children. I will meet a doctor and ask him if the games are violent and does it affect his health???? I will collect the answers and first interview the child: The first question: What do you think of these games??? It's so much fun. The second question: What do you gain from these games???? Enjoy a lot when I play it. The third question: What is your school average? ??? Then I will tell him that these games are dangerous and we do not benefit from anything. Then I meet his parents: The first question: What is the effect of games on your son??? He is always violent and ill-spoken. Interview with the game designer: What do you think you are?You just make money, there are kids who are addicted to these games. Interview with a doctor: The first question: Is the child affected by violence when he plays??? Yes, yes, and even he does very bad deeds and words and isolates himself from his family, and he also gets a problem with his eyesight.

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  • patient_flower | WISDOM CONSULTANCY | Turkey
    11 Oct 2021

    I would ask a person who is very good at gaming and I would ask how do you game and like what is the point of it what do you do when you game?

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  • tranquil_tree | WISDOM CONSULTANCY | Turkey
    14 Oct 2021

    I will interview with a parent or a friend.I will ask don't you get bored while playing video games.I will ask to a parent why don't you play video games.

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Oct 2021

    I would like to include the viewpoint of the video game designer, and I would like to ask them why they make video games. They said to earn some money and fame, and also so that children and others can enjoy games, but don’t you think that playing video games negatively and positively affects children? It is true, but it is not our fault, and the parents should organize time for video games so as not to Negatively affects children. As for the positive effects of games on children, it has a positive impact on the mental health of the child and for those surveyed, and as playing video games contributes and helps them deal with difficult situations and negative feelings.

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    1. British Council.jpg caring_personality | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      appreciative_pear's comment 02 Nov 2021

      I want to ask a question: Do these games have a negative impact on everyone, or is there someone who is not affected by these games? From my point of view, these games are not negative for everyone, but they are positive. I wanted to make sure from my point of view by watching my brother when playing, so I noticed some answers Including that he has become more patient than before and I have not seen any negatives on him. I want to hear your point of view as well.

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  • British Council.jpg caring_personality | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    29 Oct 2021

    I was impressed by Daria choltosova, because at first she is very bold, persistent, optimistic and defiant woman who possesses many qualities that qualify her to be one of the bravest journalists Also, her stay in prison, which did not question her choice of profession ,affected me.It is rare to find someone after all that befalls him of his profession. It is dangerous that he does not doubt his profession and l am sure that the character of Daria chuitsova is an example of a brave wman who should be emulated by all journalists.

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  • British Council.jpg entrepreneurial_guitar | Mirzapur Cadet College | Bangladesh
    14 Nov 2021

    I will do a video that discussions about the damages and advantages of games First: I meet the youngster who is dependent on games and pose inquiries to see the impact of games and dependence on the kid Second: I attempt to let him know that these games are risky and make your school normal low and low Third: I meet his folks and cause them to accomplish something that makes the kid abstain from messing around Fourth: I find the solutions to the inquiries I posed to them, so I can know the damages and advantages of computer games Its harms: Distracting the childs mind, some rough games, and learning viciousness hurts the soundness of his visual perception, diverting him from great social contact with the family introspection Addictive to games Reduces engine action Benefits: Games can be taken advantage of and improved with logical substance that fosters the kid's insight. The school can utilize and foster games to serve the educational plan to introduce it in alluring substance.

    Also, I will meet the game planners and get some information about their perspective on the objective of the proposed games and regardless of whether he is one of the clients of the games. Should he play them or will he limit the playing time .. Are there methodology that empower guardians to decide the playing time for their youngsters? What is his idea, and is it with this propensity to decide the hour of absurdity? What are the conditions to be considered to set up any game to suit the kid's age? What's more, would he be able to help out different organizations to improve the substance of the games?

    I will talk with some oarents. An extraordinary obligation is for guardians, as they can pass judgment on the suitable age to permit the utilization of specific electronic gadgets, the substance they can watch, and the quantity of hours they are permitted to spend before a screen. It isn't is business as usual that youngsters become dependent when they begin utilizing cell phones or tablets at an early age. As they get more established, the hours they spend before a screen increment, and regularly, guardians are unconscious of the games their youngsters are playing or the sites they visit. Parents must set clear and predictable guidelines in regards to how long they are permitted, the sorts of games that can be played, and the kind of content permitted.

    Parents must set clear and predictable principles in regards to how long they are permitted, the sorts of games that can be played, and the kind of content permitted. Then again, it isn't just with regards to setting rules, however guardians should likewise set a genuine model for their youngsters to follow, as there will be no sure outcomes for those principles except if the dad or mother sets a genuine model.

    Cautioning signs There are a few signs that you are dependent on computer games or are in danger of becoming dependent:
    • Giving incredible significance to video games outside of playing times.
    • When he isn't playing computer games, he is either encountering emotional episodes, doesn't have any desire to do any action, shows forceful conduct, or is miserable or protective.
    • Dedicate more opportunity to playing computer games.
    •Does not show interest in playing with different kids or rehearsing his leisure activities or speaking with companions, and becomes detached from social association.
    •When you attempt to stop him or lessen the measure of time he spends playing computer games, every one of your endeavors fizzle.
    • He doesn't know about the measure of time he spends playing or lies about it.
    • Not resting enough, not eating, or not focusing on close to home cleanliness to invest more energy playing.
    • Low school grades and absence of interest in examining. Playing a couple of moments before school can transform into extended periods of constant play.
    • Instead of confronting tough spots throughout everyday life, he places all his energy into the computer game, showing a reluctance to talk, contend, or deal with the issue. Along these lines, the computer game turns into his way of getting away from the real world.

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  • British Council.jpg entrepreneurial_guitar | Mirzapur Cadet College | Bangladesh
    14 Nov 2021

    I might want to meet a game fanatic, his folks, his companion (who isn't dependent on games), a researcher, and a game designer for composing a report on the effect of gaming on youngsters.

    Right away, I would meet a youthful dependent gamer, I would get some information about the primary concern engaging in computer games. also, I would ask this since we can know the justification for what valid reason they like gaming to such an extent.

    Also, I will get some information about the thing issues they are confronting and how it is affecting their investigations. This is on the grounds that guardians consistently stay with their kids and they know the best with regards to the psychological and state of being of their child.

    And afterward I will request a dear companion from that gamer with regards to what transforms he had seen since he (gamer) began gaming. I will ask them for knowing his progressions and how he is acting with his companions.

    What's more, in the wake of getting their point of view I will meet a researcher to whom I will ask him whats the ideal long periods of messing around and what are the acceptable and awful sides of gaming? I would ask this since I can tell individuals the benefits, what games should youngsters play, what mischief can occur and how we can forestall it.

    Also, in conclusion, I would go to a game designer and ask them that what steps are they taking to forestall game fixation for the psychological advancement of gamers. I would ask this since it will tell us how they are finding a way ways to forestall game habit and their thoughts regarding fostering a more protected and innovative game that expands gamer's creative mind and choice attaching ability.

    Also, among them, the viewpoint of a dependent gamer and his folks are the most significant on the grounds that the gamer plays the game himself and his folks for the most part stay with him and they knew best with regards to the gamers condition.

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  • British Council.jpg pioneering_wilddog | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    10 Jan 2022

    Well, I chose to highlight the point of view of a child who loves to play video games, and that is because video games were designed for them, so it is important for them to make the decision, in terms of the quality and shape of the games, and so on.
    The most important question we will ask is, how do we make the child choose the appropriate video game for his age and thinking, and convince him of it ?? .

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