Why Digital Games are important to Children and Teens?


Digital games offer children and teenagers:

1. Promote positive feelings
2. Provide outlet for aggression, has cathartic effect
3. Has potential as learning tools
4. Meet psychological needs:

+ entertainment and leisure

+ emotional coping – from loneliness, stress, low self-esteem
+ escape from reality
+ satisfying social needs
+ making new friends
+ strengthening friendship
+ generating sense of belonging and recognition

+ need for challenge and achievement
+ need for excitement
+ need for power

[4th ICET 2007]

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