Research has shown that video games have an impact on the way children think...if games are violent, they become desensitized to violence and think in more violent ways. That doesn't mean that a child will behave in violent ways, though. My ds1 has a computer (no internet access) that he's allowed to play games on and I notice his vocabulary increasing and problem-solving strategies growing, but that's about all.
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