Videogames can be educational & improve parent / child relationships

As parents across the UK gear up for their children going back to school, online games company Bigpoint surveyed 6,000 of its gamers across the world to find out how their attitude to playing video games changes from holiday to school time.

Top findings include:

  • 63% of gamers play video games with their children, with 82% of dads having played video games with their children
  • 93% of parents believe that playing video games with their children has a positive effect on their relationship, as it represents quality time spent completing an activity together
  • 75% of parents believe games can be effective educational tools
  • However, parents are split as to whether kids should spend less time playing video games once they go back to school, with 52% believing they should spend less time on games, 45% believing they should spend the same amount of time, and only 3% believing that they should spend more time
  • However, parents see their children being occupied with school work as a good opportunity to spend more time playing their own favourite games, with 78% admitting that they will spend more hours playing their games once their children are back at school
 

So, what do you think? If you have children, do you think that playing video games together can help your relationship? Do you see back-to-school time as a perfect opportunity to get back into your own video games as your children concentrate on their homework?  


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