Researchers from Oxford University say video games
could actually be good for kids.
According to the study, video games could have a positive
impact on child development for kids between the ages
of ten and 15 years old who play for a short time
Kids who played for less than an hour a day were less
likely to have emotional
and friendship issues. Additionally,
children who played video games were better adjusted
than those who didn't play at all.
But scientists warn there is a point when video games
become too much. Children who reportedly played more
than three hours of games each day were said to have
lower satisfaction with their lives overall.
In the study, 75% of the 5,000 students reported playing
Children who reported playing for an hour or less
each day were said to have higher satisfaction with
their lives, got along better with their peers, were
more likely to help people in difficulty and had lower
levels of hyperactivity.
Doctors say video games can help give children a common
language, which can make
things easier in social situations.