CURRENT ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST
There is potential for children to pick up bad language and bad behaviour from online games.
Those that become addicted may also become depressed and anxious. Addicted children not surprisingly also see their school performance suffer.
Some children exhibit more impulsive behaviour and attention problems. These children may have difficulty in sustaining their concentration over a period of time to reach their got longer term goals.
There are arguments over whether playing games can enhance children's concentration or are harmful and cause problems with children's attention spans, they may improve the ability to concentrate in short bursts but damage the long-term concentration.
However games are also associated with quick thinking and decision-making. Sometimes the player does this almost every second of the game giving the brain a will work out.
Games can also be helped to develop reading and maths skills. Children have to read the instructions follow the story-line of games and get information from the texts.
Maths skills are often important to winning many games for example when children have two consider how to manage their resources of the game. They can encourage perseverance when players have to keep on trying until they succeed in order to move on to the next level of the game. Some studies have shown that there are games that support children children with attention deficit disorders to improve their concentration spans.