RationaleTechnology, 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 greatexamples of advanced technology. They are one of the greatest human inventions. It has beenused for calculations and functioning machines since a number of years ago.Along with the evolution of technology, computers continue to upgrade. In the presenttime, computers have become a part of man’s everyday life. Computers can now be used incommunicating with people all around the world, organizing files, editing documents, searchingfor new information, and playing games.
It is basically an all-in-one gadget that can be usedanytime, 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 tohumans, 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 andappropriate plug-ins to be played.
Online games have many genres, including casual games andmultiplayer games. A game will become an online game if it involves using a computer or aseries of computers with one player in each computer to battle it out with other players usingthe Internet depending on the game genre. According to Wikipedia, an online game is a gameplayed over some form of computer network. Online games can range from simple text basedgames incorporating complex graphics and virtual worlds populated by many playerssimultaneously. Many online games have associated online communities, making online gamesa 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 addictedto online games. Teenagers often say that their reason for playing online games is linked leisuretime.
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 spentwith each other. Some may want to increase their online performance than their academicperformance. Because of this, the researchers opted to know if online games affect theacademic performance of teenagers who are in school. The response of this study will dependon the answer of selected respondents.Statement of the Problem Our study aims to present information on an average senior high school student of CebuDoctors’ University’s participation on online games and how that may affect their academicperformance 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 academicperformance and wellbeing?2. Do hours of playing online games help more than they harm relating to one’sacademic performance and wellbeing?3.
What are the possible ways to avoid the negative effects of online games?Hypothesis of the Study1. 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.Significance of the StudyThe study will be beneficial to students, parents, the school, and future