Quick Video Games May Benefit Kids, Study Shows

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A new study conducted by Oxford University highlights that children who spend an hour a day playing video games shows positive attitude than those who play more than three hours.

Small positive effects

The researchers found that little gaming can make a difference in helping kids feel well adjusted.

“In a research environment that is often polarized between those who believe games have an extremely beneficial role and those who link them to violent acts, this research could provide a new, more nuanced standpoint,” said experimental psychologist Dr Andrew Przybylski in a statement. “Being engaged in video games may give children a common language.”

Video games not bad

The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, was based on British surveys involving 5,000 children aged 10 to 15 years.

The participants were asked to fill out questionnaires that tackle attention to video games and satisfaction in life.

Children were also asked how much time do they spend on gaming. Study discovered that 75% of those surveyed were playing video games every day.