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Video Games Affect Girls’ Social Skills But Not Boys’, Says Study

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As gaming continues to grow in popularity, the debate over its effects on children and young adults has only gained more attention. While some studies suggest that video games are not harmful to children, a recent study suggests that gaming could have negative effects on young girls’ ability to develop social skills.

This week the Society for Research in Child Development published the results of a study focused on the effects of gaming on children’s development. The study was conducted in Norway with 873 Norwegian children over the course of 6 years, starting when the kids were 6 and concluding when they were 12, and included questionnaires for parents and teachers.

While the study has a wide range of findings, perhaps the most interesting involves the differences between…



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