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article imageDigital Journal TV: How Video Games Can Make Kids Better People

By David Silverberg     Sep 19, 2008 in Entertainment
We all know kids play video games. But how much do they relax with console and PC games? Digital Journal TV examines a landmark report on what kids are playing, what benefits gaming offers, and why parents shouldn't be worried about teen gamers.
Digital Journal TV -- The stereotype of the loner gamer, disengaged from current events and shunning real-life friendships, is now old news thanks to a comprehensive report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Some unexpected facts pepper the report, which found that nearly every American teen has played video games on either a console or a PC.
The report found how teens enjoy video games:
Even when they are not playing games with others, teens talk and engage with others about games—by posting comments on discussion boards and websites or by writing reviews and “walk-throughs” that assist newcomers to a particular game by showing them how to play the game.
Many studies have shown a link between video games and violence, but the Pew survey aims to dispel some of the more media-friendly stereotypes about young gamers. Digital Journal TV highlights some of the key statistics, and we explain some of the positive influences gaming offers kids.
Video still shot by Helal Al-Helal .
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