All you gaming junkies are probably jumping up and down right now, but hold on kids (and some of you parents out there!), there is a but…
Recent studies have shown that video games can be beneficial for kids but only when played 1 hour or less a day. Anything after an hour can be potentially harmful kids health. So why and how can video games be beneficial?
Here’s a few ways a little gaming per day can be beneficial for children:
- increased feelings of happiness
- more well adjusted
- more helpful
- more emotionally stable
- higher levels of sociability
- less hyperactivity
- secure friendships
If video games are played for more than one hour, then you will find the opposite effects of the benefits above in children. In an article by Dennis Thompson from WebMD he states, “Video game junkies were more likely to be moody, unhappy with their life and apt to act out in negative ways.”
So kids grab that controller and start gaming for that beneficial hour! But after your homework is completed of course!!!!