Video games apparently not all that bad for you: study


One of the largest criticisms that video games cause people to become violent might turn out to be false. At least, that’s what a new study from the University of Glasgow might suggest.

A recent study including over 10,000 children over a course of 10 years in the United Kingdom with aims to find correlations between changes in behavior of young children and consumption of video games and television shows that there isn’t any significant alteration.

Though the study shows that boys aged 5 to 7 were more exposed to video games and television than girls and showed more social and behavioral problems than them, there was no “strong evidence for effects of TV or electronic games use on attentional problems.”

“The study highlights the need for more detailed data to explore the risks of various forms of screen time, including exposure to screen violence,” and, thus, provides a cornerstone for future research. However, given that within the past year alone, more research has proven that video games seem to improve brain function rather than deteriorate it. So it’ll be interesting to see the true effects of our favorite pass-time will be as more studies are published.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!

Sources: University of Glasgow (via Kotaku)

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