Oxford University study shows that gaming for up to an hour a day ‘is good for children’

13/08/2014 09:21

A new study done by Oxford University shows that ‘a little gaming for up to an hour a day’ might actually be good for children.

Study done with 5,000 children

Many of the 5,000 children who took part in the study showed to be very sociable, happy and less hyperactive than their peers who don’t play video games at all.

Lately there has been a lot of concern regarding young children between the ages of 10 and 15 playing too much video games. Some even say it might be harmfull or have a bad influence later in life, though the new study says otherwise.


Most of the children that were studied chose to play games on their Nintendo or PlayStation consoles with a small group choosing for PC based video games.

The study concluded that children who play a moderate amount of time showed the best social development and ability to readjust quickly to different situation. Children who don’t play video games at all or children who play for three hours or more a day showed more signs of being hyperactive and having more difficulties making friends in school.