Editorial: Video Games Increase Self Esteem


Jourdan Jones

I believe video games are healthy because they are very entertaining and are a great way to relieve stress. Roughly 67 percent of Americans, or 211 million people, play video games.

Video games provide a great form of entertainment. Even somebody who have never played a video game can agree. Most people play games just to have fun.

When kids play video games and master them, that will increase their self esteem and courage. When you master a game, it gives you a sense of pride and satisfaction.

Fifty-four percent of gamers play multiplayer games weekly. When playing with others, you enhance your teamwork and your cooperation skills.

Some people think video games are too violent or anti-social, but I disagree. Video games are entertaining and help you cope with stress.