Imagine that you are doing a project on why Zetland teenagers enjoy playing online games. You have found some data on the subject – the results of the opinion polls (see the table below).
Comment on the data in the table and give your opinion on the subject of the project.
The opinion poll question:
Why do you enjoy playing online games?
Number of respondents (%)
to have fun
to connect with friends
to feel a competitive spirit
to relieve daily stress
to face challenges
Write 200-250 words.
Use the following plan:
– make an opening statement on the subject of the project;
– select and report 2–3 facts;
– make 1–2 comparisons where relevant and give your comments;
– outline a problem faced by online gamers and suggest a way of solving it;
– conclude by giving and explaining your opinion on the role of online gaming for teenagers.
Solutions: set gaming time limits, take regular breaks, and seek professional help if needed.
Cyberbullying (toxic/ offensive behaviour from other players)
Solutions: use in-game reporting systems, mute or block toxic players, and choose games with robust moderation.
Excessive in-game purchases:
Solutions: set spending limits, use parental controls if necessary, and exercise self-control.
Solution: take regular breaks
Privacy and security concerns:
Solutions: use strong, unique passwords, enable two-factor authentication, and be cautious when sharing personal information online.
Scheduling conflicts (balancing gaming with school, work, and other responsibilities):
Solutions: create a gaming schedule that accommodates other commitments, and prioritise tasks.
Technical issues (dealing with connectivity problems, game crashes, or hardware issues):
Solutions: keep software and hardware up-to-date, and seek help from gaming forums or customer support.