“Video games sharpen math, science and reading skills among 15-year-olds, but social media reduces test results”

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Teenagers who regularly play online video games tend to improve their school results…But school students who visit Facebook or chat sites every day are more likely to fall behind in maths, reading and science.

“Students who play online games almost every day score 15 points above the average in maths and 17 points above the average in science.

“When you play online games you’re solving puzzles to move to the next level and that involves using some of the general knowledge and skills in maths, reading and science that you’ve been taught during the day,”

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