Playing video games is not necessarily harmful, as many worried parents may think. Gaming can be a good hobby, and can offer many different benefits, e.g. for the brain. We listed six positive things that young gamers are likely to benefit from.
Improves attention and concentration
Many video games require the player to pay attention to several things simultaneously. In order to be successful gamer, the player must be able to divide attention between different objects very quickly
Develops data processing
Many games require quick reactions in ever-changing situations. The player must be able to process information very quickly to maintain reaction speed and accuracy. Studies show that gaming reduces the reaction time without reducing the accuracy of the reactions.
Improves problem solving ability
In many games, you have to solve problems and survive unexpected situations to get ahead. This is good for the brain and can help you adapt to various challenges life throws at you.
When playing, things are learned by doing and development requires numerous failures as well as learning from mistakes. Many games encourage perseverance by offering new attempts and ultimately rewarding the player for long-term trying.
Improves social skills
Some kids have trouble fitting in and making friends in real life. The rise of multi-player experiences online has given way to a new form of socializing in which players work together to solve problems. As such, there is constant communication between the players which in turn results in the development of meaningful as well as casual relationships among them.
Improves English skills
English is the most commonly used language in multiplayer games and the game culture is largely built on English. Children and young people who play use English constantly and this is how language skills develop unnoticed.