Technology, over the years, has evolved and it is still evolving until the present time.
Technology was created to make new things that lessen human work. Computers are great
examples of advanced technology. They are one of the greatest human inventions. It has been
used for calculations and functioning machines since a number of years ago.
Along with the evolution of technology, computers continue to upgrade. In the present
time, computers have become a part of man’s everyday life. Computers can now be used in
communicating with people all around the world, organizing files, editing documents, searching
for new information, and playing games. It is basically an all-in-one gadget that can be used
anytime, and this is the reason why people get hooked to it. According to Wikipedia, on 1990,
online games were created and right until the present time, it has made a huge impact to
humans, especially teenagers.
Internet games, often called as online games, are games that are played on computers,
cell phones, laptops, and other technological platforms. Online games require the internet and
appropriate plug-ins to be played. Online games have many genres, including casual games and
multiplayer games. A game will become an online game if it involves using a computer or a
series of computers with one player in each computer to battle it out with other players using
the Internet depending on the game genre. According to Wikipedia, an online game is a game
played over some form of computer network. Online games can range from simple text based
games incorporating complex graphics and virtual worlds populated by many players
simultaneously. Many online games have associated online communities, making online games
a form of social activity and one of the most successful entertainment medium.
Online games are beyond single players, and it is the reason why teenagers are addicted
to online games. Teenagers often say that their reason for playing online games is linked leisure
time. This keeps them outside the sun without really knowing the effects of these games.
Complaints from families and significant others have increased due to the lack of time spent
with each other. Some may want to increase their online performance than their academic
performance. Because of this, the researchers opted to know if online games affect the
academic performance of teenagers who are in school. The response of this study will depend
on the answer of selected respondents.
Statement of the Problem
Our study aims to present information on an average senior high school student of Cebu
Doctors’ University’s participation on online games and how that may affect their academic
performance and wellbeing. This research paper also aims to answer the following questions:
1. What are the negative effects of playing online games relating to one’s academic
performance and wellbeing?
2. Do hours of playing online games help more than they harm relating to one’s
academic performance and wellbeing?
3. What are the possible ways to avoid the negative effects of online games?
Hypothesis of the Study
1. Online games affect the academic performance of senior high school students of
Cebu Doctors’ University.
2. Online games do not affect the academic performance of senior high school students
of Cebu Doctors’ University.