Scientists believe that video games are not harmful to boys.
American scientists together with their Norwegian colleagues came to the conclusion that video games do not harm the social adaptation of boys, but girls need to be careful.
During the experiment, scientists studied 870 children from 6 to 12 years. They also interviewed their families and teachers.
As it turned out, 10-year-old girls after two years show very poor social skills. Their peers, not addicted to computer games, show higher communication skills.
Scientists also noted that other factors should be taken into account in how much video games will affect a child: height, weight, gender, age.
The most sad consequences are observed in obese girls and in children in socially disadvantaged families. Psychologists urge parents to think not about how games affect, but about why a child chooses a virtual world instead of communicating with peers.