Good news! In this month’s online journal of Pediatrics, a study was released about the benefits of moderate video gaming for the mental and emotional health of kids. Turns out, kids who play up to an hour a day are more likely to be happier and more empathetic. there is a tipping point, however, and gaming for more than that can have the opposite effect, making kids unhappier and more likely to act out.
Again- like with so many other things that effect our health- the key here is balance. Kids should get the chance to take a break from their every day stressors and play… but with some agreed upon guidelines set in place.
Video games are bad for you? That’s what they said about rock-n-roll. -Shigeru Miyamoto We’ve just completed a new project where the students took health information and created their own infographics. It turned out to be a lot of fun, and a great learning experience for all of us. From Bridget, one of my
Amazing…. Shared this with my classes, and had a student say she’s been using it for a while. Says it’s a blast. What a great way to get kids involved in MMORPG’s out and moving. Another great example of how technology can be used to have a positive impact our health… and the health