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Everyone Plays Games

* The five most popular games among American teens are Guitar Hero, Halo 3, Madden NFL, Solitaire, and Dance Dance Revolution.

* Almost all teens play games. (Fully 97% of teens ages 12-17 play computer, web, portable (such as cellphone), or console games.)

* Video gaming is pervasive in the lives of American teens—playing young teens and older teens, girls and boys, and teens from across the socioeconomic spectrum. Opportunities for gaming are everywhere, and teens are playing video games frequently. When asked, half of all teens reported playing a video game “yesterday.” Those who play daily typically play for an hour or more.

* Gaming is often a social experience for teens.
For most teens, gaming is a social activity and a major component of their overall social experience. Teens play games in a variety of ways, including with others in person, with others online, and by themselves.
Although most teens play games by themselves at least occasionally, just one-quarter (24%) of teens only play games alone, and the remaining three-quarters of teens play games with others at least some of the time.

* Parents of teens who play games are generally neutral on the effect of games on their children, with nearly two-thirds believing that games have no impact one way or the other on their offspring.

Today’s free link: This information was cited from the Pew Internet and American Life Project’s report titled Teens, Video Games, and Civics.

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  4. Interesting article. I think that there is no effect on the kids that play video games as long they don’t abuse and get addicted to them. It has to do more with how the parents educate their kids. They need to make sure that the kids realize the difference from reality and fiction which is a video game.

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