EV­ERY­THING IN MOD­ER­A­TION

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The au­thor is Teacher

DANNY V. MANUEL

Mo­bile gam­ing has be­come pop­u­lar es­pe­cially with the young gen­er­a­tion this past few years. One of the most pop­u­lar mo­bile game out there is Mo­bile Leg­ends. As a mat­ter of fact, the on­line game due to its pop­u­lar­ity will be an of­fi­cial medal game in the up­com­ing SEA Games 2019.

With its pop­u­lar­ity, de­bates about its ef­fects have been cre­at­ing buzzes in dif­fer­ent coun­tries in­clud­ing the Philip­pines. Although some may say that the game is good for the brain and it en­hances co­or­di­na­tion of the senses, many still could not get away of the fact that it also has its bad ef­fects, es­pe­cially for the younger gen­er­a­tion and young pro­fes­sion­als. Its neg­a­tive ef­fects in­clude loss of pro­duc­tiv­ity among stu­dents and pro­fes­sion­als, lack of so­cial life, sleep prob­lems and out of con­trol spend­ing. Due to its neg­a­tive ef­fect some sug­gested that the game should be banned in the coun­try, or at least be avoided dur­ing class and of­fice hours.

As teach­ers, we should al­ways re­mind our stu­dents that ev­ery­thing should be taken in mod­er­a­tion, in­clud­ing play­ing on­line games. We should let our stu­dents un­der­stand that are things that should be pri­or­i­tized and there are things that they can set­tle aside for a while and go back to once they fin­ish a pro­duc­tive ac­tiv­ity. It is also im­por­tant to make them aware that on­line games are good if it helps them de­velop their abil­i­ties and skills but if it only pro­motes vi­o­lence and poor health, they should con­sider unin­stalling the games be­fore it be­comes an ad­dic­tion. As tech­nol­ogy ad­vances, more on­line games will be out to be played. But we should help our stu­dents re­al­ize that there is more to life than just play­ing these games. They should fo­cus more on things which will help them reach their des­ti­na­tion and achieve their as­pi­ra­tions in life.

II at Pam­panga High School

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