Pay Attention Hillary: Turns Out Video Games Ain't So Bad For Ya

Kevin Glass
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Posted: Jun 13, 2010 4:35 PM
Well, at least according to one study.

Violent videogames can increase aggression and hostility in some players but they can also benefit others by honing their visual/spatial skills and improving social networking ability, scientists said.

In a special issue of the journal Review of General Psychology published by the American Psychological Association, researchers said the games can also help to control diabetes and pain and work as a tool to complement psychotherapy.

"Violent video games are like peanut butter," said Christopher J. Ferguson, of Texas A&M International University. "They are harmless for the vast majority of kids but are harmful to a small minority with pre-existing personality or mental health problems."

I certainly hope that this will be taken into account the next time the mood strikes Hillary Clinton to amp up the nanny-statism and go on a crusade against video games and try to outlaw their sale.

As always, parents make better parents than the government.