In this century, computers have become an important part of our lives, especially children’s lives. With the development of cutting-edge technology in the computer field, many children have become fans of novel computer games. Although some people think playing computer games is a waste of time, I believe that there are more advantages than disadvantages to this behavior for several reasons. We have to admit that playing computer games is a waste of children’s time in some cases, such as when they play games instead of studying for an essential examination. Many children are addicted to attractive games, so they play the games instead of studying, and consequently fail their tests. In this case, it seems that playing computer games when they should be studying is harmful to these children. Even though playing computer games has one or two shortcomings, its advantages far outweigh its disadvantages. For instance, playing computer games can relax a child’s mind. Many children have much stress from all the assignments they have to complete, which could be harmful to their physical and psychological well-being. However, if parents allow their children to play computer games, their children will relax and be encouraged to study harder when they are not playing games. Moreover, playing computer games can expand a child’s outlook. Some computer games that can be played on the Internet were devised by foreign companies. Playing these games gives children an excellent opportunity to communicate with "game friends" from all over the world, allowing them to learn about other countries and cultures. In conclusion, I think there are many benefits to allowing children to play computer games. I even believe that playing computer games makes children more intelligent.
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