It is known that we are living in technological era. The computers become irreplaceable tool in everyday life of almost each person. The adult users generally use it for business purposes while youngsters for computer games. Computers became the part of our life and very important component in the spheres of the life is leisure. And nowadays majority of young people spend their leisure time playing computer games, surfing through the internet. Computer games have become one of the favorite time-spending of young people in all ages, and even some adults and the students. With permanent development of computer technology the quality of people using computer either for working purposes or entertainment purposes is increasing speedily.
There are many things that causes addiction to computer games, one reason being, is that most students just need something to occupy their time and these games do that for countless hours. Some students use computer gamings to escape their reality which can include school, work and possibly personal problems. Computer games also represent students to challenges they can overcome so they can feel a sense of accomplishments in virtual world, mistakes can be undone and time can review itself with the push of a few buttons. (http://www.studymode.com/essays/Research-Paper-About-Computer-Addiction-1066996.html) The excessive use of computers to the extent that it interferes with daily life. Excessive use may explain problems in social interaction, mood, personality, work ethic, relationships, thought processes, or sleep deprivation. Neither computer addiction, Internet addiction, nor video game addiction are clinically described in the DSM 5, the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_addiction)
Those who believe games containing violent gameplay and images are to blame for some murders would often assume that because of gun crime in some countries, like USA, has gone up during the time these games have been
around. The way some see it is that if a child sees and plays games that contain, for example gang violence from a young age, then the child may be more likely to think of such things as acceptable. As an example, the game “Counter-Strike” became a huge hit when I was little. This computer game promoted violence ever since the beginning. The first thing you do when you enter the game is to choose, whether you want to be a terrorist or a police officer and then you can choose how to kill your opponent and the weapon you want to murder your enemy with. Playing violent computer games can increase a person’s aggressive thoughts, feelings, and behavior according to studies. . (http://www.termpaperwarehouse.com/essay-on/Computer-Games-Addiction/60160)
Some people develop bad habits in their computer use that cause them significant problems in their lives. The types of behavior and negative consequences are similar to those of known addictive disorders. (http://www.termpaperwarehouse.com/essay-on/Computer-Games-Addiction/60160)
In the Philippines there is a current phenomena that is happening today. This concern our Filipino Youth and their ADDICTION to MMORPGs (Massive Multiplayer Online Playing Games). I said addiction because these types of online games are addicting. When a person one of these games, he or she is hooked into a fantasy world which separates the person from the real world; neglecting school, real life socialization and interaction the real world. The players in these game play up to between 10 – 20 hours a day.( http://education.mit.edu/papers/MovingLearningGamesForward_EdArcade.pdf)
Knowing about Computer Addiction can help us to understand the disadvantages of this kind of disorder. This researcher paper gives the researcher or the reader an ideo for his/her knowledge, as well as the causes the effects of this disorder.
Statement of the Problem
The researcher aims to find out what is all about Computer addiction significantly, the researchers want to find answers to the ff: 1. What is Computer addiction?
2. What are the reason when people are addicted with computers? 3. What
are the effects of Computer addiction?
4. What are the effects of Computer addiction in our life? 5. What is the history of Computer addiction?
Significance of the Study
Parents. They will know what is the effect of computer in their children. Teachers. They could use this article to give more information for their teachings and learning’s for their students. Students. Can gain more ideas and to research for future source. Readers. They can use this as their source material for their further studies. Society. They will know and learn about computer addiction.
Other researchers. Can help them to gather more information and knowledge for theirs source. Researchers. It can help us to know bad effects of computers in our life today.