Play Video Games Can Make Children More Smart

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Seeing kids playing video games often make parents worry. In fact, such activities can actually add to your child’s intelligence. Research conducted in children from 6 to 11 years found that children who frequently play video games show academic progress in school and had many friends.

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Although previous research has said it could bring harm and aggressiveness, but the results of recent research suggests otherwise.

Professor Katherine Keyes and his colleagues explain, despite playing video games are often considered to give adverse health effects, but these activities become a favorite for the kids spent playing with children’s mental health and cognitive and social skills are also positive.

The study, published in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology indicate average each user has the intelligence and competence of 1.75 and 1.88 times more.

There is no significant effect on mental health issues. Research also shows that playing video games also reduce the problem that usually arises in the interaction with friends his age.

Keyes Professor of Columbia University in New York said, playing video games is one of the entertainment takes as recreation for children. Results of the study indicated that children often play video games also have good social skills.

The role of parents is still needed to provide specific restrictions are necessary.