Research Shows Parents See Benefits Of Gaming

Posted: Mar 6 2009, 7:54am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 1:21pm CDT , in Gaming


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A new study from Microsoft has found that most parents can see the benefits of their kids playing video games. According to the software giant's survey, 75% of parents see benefits in their kids.

The survey also showed that 61% of respondents view games as a social experience and 80% see games as essential home entertainment. Many parents in the survey, 42%, say they worry about online gaming.

Of those polled 94% feel they are responsible for monitoring the age ratings of their kids' games and 47% of the kids polled said parents are not vigilant enough when checking age rating. Online games can be a worry even for E rated games since you can’t control what other players will say.

Via DigitalSpy

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