Sep 2, 2011

Positive impact of playing video games for children

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GladChild: Many articles and writings that says that video games provide a bad influence on children's development. However, some researchers argued that the opposite of the effect of video games for children they argue that video games are simply a medium, if used wisely it will have a positive impact.

One of the UK Cabinet Secretary, Tom Watson suggested that children playing video games. According to him, the kids will get more valuable lessons from the video games than watching television. Tom Watson, said that by playing video games, children can learn to train the mind, concentration, challenge, and adapt to changes around them.

The same was expressed by several researchers from the University Of Rochester, New York, United States who conduct research on the positive impact of gaming. The results of their study of people aged 18-23 years stated that a person who plays the game will focus more on what is happening around them and more visual ability is increased when compared with people who do not play games. Children who play video games will develop skills in reading, math, and problem-solving.

In addition, by playing games, inadvertently coordination between eye and hand can be better trained. Another opinion from Mark Griffiths, a professor at Nottingham Trent University, UK, stated that by playing games can ease and even distract from the pain suffered by a child who is in a period of treatment, such as chemotherapy. By playing games, the pain will be reduced and blood pressure will also decrease. Moreover, according to game play is also good for the physiotherapy of children who suffered a hand injury.

Yet experts agree that children who play video games should still be accompanied and supervised by their parents. Parents should be able to provide explanations and information about what is played by children - his son and limit if the child is too old to play video games because somehow the exaggeration results will still not good.


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