The Benefits of Video Games (Surprised?)

A 1-hour a day increase in playing video games was found to increase math reasoning scores by 9.3% of standard deviation based on a Monash University study in Australia of 3-18 year olds and reported in Harvard Business Review.

That’s the same as spending the same time studying at school or at home.

Video games appear to help young people with their problem solving abilities.

So, parents don’t have to worry as much about video games.

What they need to worry about is anti-social behavior that is on the increase among all ages including adults who bury themselves in their digital devices at the expense of interacting with others.

A digital device is no excuse for being rude, distracted, withdrawn or selfish.

Life is lived in the now not on a screen.

Digital devices are aides to life not a replacement for it.

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