Video and computer games, like many popular, entertaining and addicting kid activities, are looked down upon by many parents as time-wasters, and worse, parents think that these games rot the brain. Also, violent video games are readily blamed by the media and some experts as the reason why some youth become violent or commit extreme anti-social behavior. But many scientists and psychologists find that video games actually have many benefits – the main one being making kids smart. Video games may actually teach kids high-level thinking skills that they will need in the future.
Here are some of the good effects of the Cyber Games. Cyber Games give your child’s brain a real workout. In many video games, the skills required to win involve abstract and high level thinking. These skills are not even taught at school. Some of the mental skills trained by video games include:
•Problem solving and logic
•Hand-eye coordination, fine motor and spatial skills
•Resource management and logistics
•Multitasking, simultaneous tracking of many shifting variables and managing multiple objectives •Quick thinking, making fast analysis and decisions
•Strategy and anticipation
•Developing reading and math skills
•Estimating skills Inductive reasoning and hypothesis testing •Memory
•Teamwork and cooperation when played with others
•Simulation, real world skill
Video games introduce people to computer technology and the online world. You should recognize that we are now living in a high-tech,...