Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Videogames seen good for children

Videogames seen good for children: "Videogames can be good for children, encouraging creativity and cooperation, a European Union report concluded Wednesday which ran counter to the violent reputation of some titles.

In conclusions that may either surprise or reassure parents of game addicts, the study by the European Parliament Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection found a number of benefits and no definitive link to violent behavior.

'Videogames are in most cases not dangerous and can even contribute to the development of important skills,' said Toine Manders, the Dutch liberal lawmaker who drafted the report."