Children who play computer games do better at school, says minister

From Daily Mail: "Children who play computer games will do better at school than those who just sit and watch television, government minister Tom Watson has claimed.

Mr Watson, the Government's eminister and one of Parliament's most prodigious bloggers, said the Nintendo Wii and the Microsoft Xbox can give children real educational benefits and that he had already witnessed progress in his three-year-old son from interacting with computers.

'I'd rather my boy be playing on his Wii than passively watching telly. Most games are educational. They make you think, focus, challenge and change - 500 years ago a medium that did this would be called art,' the West Bromwich East MP said."

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FreestyleBarnacle3579d ago

Quite shocking to see this from the Daily Mail. Expect the front page tomorrow to be about how paedophile immigrants playing computer games are in fact responsible for crime and high taxes on the middle class.

Carbide73579d ago

Now I know the source of all my A's...
Haha, no really, haven't you guys noticed that your gamer friends are usually at least a tad brighter than the average fellow?

TIKUP3579d ago

^^^^^^yes i have and i am one of them. i do pretty good in school awell all thanks to videogames! :P

360 man3579d ago

loooooool yh right

on what planet

Harry1903579d ago

Children who play computer games 'MODERATELY' do better at school.

I have not been getting very good marks lately, but it is also due to the fact that I am now spending more time playing games than before.