Playing video games rapidly develops the brain in children, researchers claim


Many parents scold their children for playing video games. But research says video games increase children’s creativity. A recent study in Britain found this to be the case. Researchers from the country’s National Literacy Trust claim that playing computer games speeds up children’s brain development. The agency surveyed 4,626 British teenagers between the ages of 11 and 16. Researchers claim that children and adolescents who play video games are more creative.

According to Britain’s National Literacy Trust, 73 per cent of children surveyed claimed to be part of a story while playing video games. 65 percent said they found a match with a character in the game after the video game was over. According to research, most children admit that playing video games increases their ability to take stress.

Most mothers admit that playing video games with friends in lockdown has not had much effect on children’s mental health. 56 percent of mothers admitted that their children talked more with a relative after playing video games. Three out of five parents admitted that their children did not become mentally ill even after being locked up in a video game game.

Jonathan Douglas, chief executive of Britain’s National Literacy Trust, said the process enhances children’s learning ability. He said that there has been a change in the way children study after playing video games. They have also made contact with family members and friends.