Gaming often gets a bad press, with the focus on excessive play, violence and cyberbullying. However, there is increasing evidence that video games can have multiple benefits for young people in the classroom and beyond.
This blog explores the pros and cons of gaming, and the resources available to equip educators and school counselors with the skills to help students exhibiting unhealthy gaming habits.
Is gaming good for a student? There’s strong evidence that video games can improve the learning experience and enable students to develop their interpersonal skills. Here are some of the positive effects of gaming in an educational context:
Is gaming bad for a student? Despite the many benefits outlined above, gaming does have downsides. Here are some of the negative effects of gaming that some students can experience when playing video games:
Here’s a message from our co-founder Cam Adair on his advice for 11-year old gamers:
Educators and school counselors are seeing a rise in the number of students with problem gaming habits.
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