Does video gaming boost the social skills among children?

If a new study is to be believed, the social skills among children get boosted when they play video games. Well kids, this does not mean, you should make this an excuse to play more video games.

The study says that there is a wide range of educational as well as social benefits that are offered to the gamers. This was pointed out by Mark McMahon, who is known to be an expert in the field of gaming at the Edith Cowan University (ECU) associate professor.

However, one thing needs to be taken care of. The game that the kids play should suit their age and so should be the content of the game. There will be no use if children play games that are either wasting their time or are not sending the right message of them or for the society.

Managing complex and hard tasks through games and learning strategizing are a couple of important things children do learn through games. In fact, team games inculcate this habit in a big way. That is why playing video games with friends can bring one positive aspect in the lives and personalities of kids at a very young age.

However, that is not the end of the upsides of video gaming for children. There was a recent report by Digital Australia 2014. More than 91 per cent of the people who responded in the report, went on to say that the video games were stimulating for the brains.

Roughly 85 per cent of the respondents said that the games worked as a distressing factor. And two per cent lesser people said that games are also educational.76 per cent of the people who participated in the survey were more than 18 years old.

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