Online gaming helps kids do better in school

Posted on Sep 8th, 2016 by Katarina Pantic

A study done with high schoolers in Australia found that kids who played online games tended to have better scores in math, science and reading. As one of the possible reasons, Dr. Alberto Posso from RMIT University in Melbourne, states the fact that in many games kids need to solve puzzles which involve both knowledge and skills from the above mentioned school subjects. On the other hand, this same study found that kids who spend a lot of time on social media did not do that well in these areas. 

Though significant and interesting, this study did not investigate if playing online games directly influences kids' score in games neither did it research kids who make games or DIY media online. 

To read the full article in International Business Times, go to the following link.