New research in Spain has found that playing video games can be good for children’s brains, if they play no more than two hours a week.
Playing more than two-hours of games increases the likelihood that children would get into trouble at school and was likely to reduce the social skills. However, by controlling their weekly hourly gaming, children aged 7-11 improved their scores at school.
More than 2,400 children aged 7-11 were studied and the results were published on the journal Annals of Neurology. Findings pointed to the fact that playing video games for one hour per week was associated with better motor skills and higher school achievement scores. There were no other benefits to playing more than two hours of video games a week.