Parents usually are worried about their kids spending more time in video games. Moreover, with Covid 19 pandemic, the parents often complain that their children spent more time in online games as schools are yet to open in many countries.
Dear parents, there is no need to get worried because of your children spending more time in video games. A new study claims that playing video games are good for mental health. The researchers at the Oxford University came with this new theory.
The new findings come out at a time when the sale of video games increased drastically after several people were struck in their homes because of severe restrictions. The paper by the Oxford University is based on a people’s survey who played “Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville and “Animal Crossing: New Horizons.”
The study is claimed to be the first to have brought out the relation between video games and mental health. They used data from game makers – Electronic Arts and Nintendo of America. This data helped to crack down the time a person played the game. Earlier studies used only imprecise estimates from the players. The researches claimed that the actual amount of time spent on video games was a small but significant positive factor in people’s well being.