You've heard your kids talking about a murder-mystery game called Among Us, and you have questions. Luckily, our simple guide has the answers. By Kevin John Siazon December 14, Since the late summer, Among Us has become the subject of many memes and gaming streams online attracting over 60 million daily users and garnering over million downloads of the mobile app. In mid-October, U. Congress members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar even held a Twitch stream as a way to encourage young people to register to vote in the election, bringing even more attention to the online party game.
What Happens to the Brain While Gaming
Different Video Games Impact Teens’ Driving In Different Ways
Research shows that teens are spending up to eight hours on electronic devices every day, and that amount of use can lead to video addiction in teens. The overload of stimuli causes stress to increase and this hyperarousal leaves the teen mentally depleted. This can cause lead to a shortened attention span, impulsiveness, and lowered ability to deal with frustration.
If you ever thought your teenager, or teens in general, play spend too much time playing video games , you might be on to something. According to a Pew Research poll , 84 percent of teens said they have a game console at home or have access to one. Other studies have shown that 56 percent of teens play video games an average of 2. However is it possible that teens who play video games for hours—particularly driving games—could actually develop habits to lead to better driving? After all, much like driving, video games require quick reaction time and good hand-eye coordination. With that in mind, should we be so quick to ask teens to put down their controllers? Well, it depends on whom you ask. Here are a few observations about whether or not video games impact teen driving. Reckless driving could lead to an increase in car accidents, police stops and more willingness to drink and drive.
As parents we have been taught understandably to fear video games and their effects on our teenagers. But can these games make our teenagers better people? In a word: Yes. Want more video game help? A few weeks ago, I got a chance to interview three gaming experts for a new PBS show called iQ:smartparent. I asked these experts to offer guidance about what games I should let my kids play, how often, and how video games affect children and teens. Our first expert was Dr. Brian Primack, an associate professor of medicine at University of Pittsburgh.