We’ve all heard the joke(?) about TV being a better parent than some of our actual parents. New research shows, however, that playing video games is an even better parent than TV! Well, specifically that gaming is better for them than watching TV. This story was featured on the ABC News and the clip is linked below, but I’ll give you the highlights anyway.
Research found that playing video games helped boost self-esteem and mental development as well as physical activity levels. The lady anchor seems kind of pissed at the prospect, but the research seems sound! The government currently recommends children spend no longer than an hour a day in front of a screen. According to Dr Daniel Johnson of the Queensland University of Technology though, the right child playing the right game could spend 3 or 4 hours playing and still be considered a healthy amount.
The ABC won’t let me embed their video, but check it out here for more details on this new research.
Source: ABC News