Some experts think people can become addicted to playing video games, much in the same way people are addicted to physical substances, but is that really possible? If you are a gamer, what motivates you to play? How do you resist temptation when you need to? If you don’t play video games, is there another behavior that you think it would be possible to be addicted to? Support your answer with evidence.
Elevate the discussion with a Make & Share. Interview a parent or someone from the same generation. Ask about their experience with video games. Did they play them? How have video games changed over time? Does this person think teens today are addicted to video games? Why or why not? Upload your YouTube your Soundcloud link into the Make & Share tab.
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