Recent article [PDF] in American Psychological Association identified four types of positive impact that video games have on the kids who play them: cognitive, motivational, emotional, and social.
Research Report: Harvard Education
A new study from Harvard University reveals that the message parents mean to send children about the value of empathy is being drowned out by the message we actually send: that we value achievement and happiness above all else.
A Platform for Good. 29 May
What Every Parent Needs to Know about Video Games - A Crash Course http://goo.gl/s2BZ9M
Guardian 2 June
Articles for parents that cover: know what your child is playing, learning from the gaming experience, the culture of the game, sportsmanship, when is it OK for children to start playing video games? and setting limits.
It’s hard not to fear for our children when we see headlines about Facebook bullies and online blackmail. But Sonia Livingstone argues that we need to balance our reactions, and not necessarily impose more restrictions.