Video Virtue?

October 2004
Scholastic Scope;10/18/2004, Vol. 53 Issue 4/5, p28
The article discusses about effects of video games on teenagers. Video games often get a bad rap. Many critics blast them as harmful. Many critics blast them as harmful. But a growing number of experts claim video games may actually have benefits for teenagers. Professor James Paul Gee of the University of Wisconsin, Wiscosin says video games teach players to think. Gee and others argue that video games teach players to strategize, manage numerous problems at once, balance short-and long-term goals, deal positively with feelings of frustration, and think fast.


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