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Effects of Mobile Phone Games on Children's health and education under Thimphu Thromde

Smartphone gaming has been one type of popular mobile entertainment. Mobile games are now more widely used, leading to more immersive and engaging entertainment than ever before. And the effects of mobile gaming in multiple aspects of life are of utmost consequence and imperative. In comparison with segments of society, young adults are more vulnerable to internet-related addictions, particularly mobile games, because of their developmental characteristics. Studies showed that mobile games are characterized by portability, immediacy, and accessibility, which could increase the risk of addiction, health problems, academic failures, and behavioral changes. the result of the study showed that 14% of mobile game users having headaches

and 70% having eye pain after playing mobile phone games. Spending excessive time on gaming can also lead to isolation which may break down communication skills and socialization. The majority of parents suggested that they should set screen-time amounts and ground rules for using mobile phones. Some research studies showed that mobile gaming could enhance the learning experience and improve academic performance. Similarly, the findings of this study showed that almost 60% of the participants in Thimphu Thromde reported improved academic performance and language and communication skills. This shows that mobile gaming is an effective experiential learning tool that can enhance memorization, understanding, and retention. Mobile gaming is also related to an increase in visual-spatial skills which may come in handy in the fields of mathematics, science, and technology. Improved academic performance for mobile gamers can be due to high engagement in critical thinking, problem-solving and creativity. Considering the positive effect of mobile gaming on the academic performance of students, should parents and concerned authorities integrate gaming into the education process supporting mobile games while maintaining the parental involvement?

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