New research on video gameplay and its effects has emerged.
It is generally believed that playing video games is harmful to boys and is detrimental to their mental and physical health, but new research has disproved these notions.
A recent study in the UK found that boys who used to play video games at the age of 11 had a lower risk of depression in the years to come.
Research from London College University found that girls who spend more time on social media are more likely to show signs of stress.
Combining the two, the results show how the time spent in front of the screen can have a positive or negative effect on children’s mental health.
New research shows that screens give us the opportunity to be part of a variety of activities, and guidelines should be drawn up considering the extent to which different activities affect mental health.
Experts say that this cannot be confirmed but playing games improves mental health. Recent results have shown that playing games is not a harmful habit but also has some benefits, especially during epidemics. Observed.
The study looked at data from more than 11,000 children who were surveyed between 2000 and 2002.
The children were asked questions about using social media, playing video games or using the Internet, and at the age of 14 they were asked to look for signs of stress.
Recent findings show that boys who are more accustomed to playing video games have a 24% lower risk of developing depressive symptoms over the next 3 years.
On the other hand, girls who spend most of their time on social media at the age of 11 have a 13% increased risk of developing symptoms after 3 years.