Video Game effects On Your Child’s Behavior

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Video games sometimes get a negative effects on public health, but it may help to improve your child’s behavior.

Video games for health (G4H) field is pursuing innovative, potentially highly effective methods for changing behaviors and affecting health outcomes in children, but more research, defined guidelines and targeted funding are needed to drive game design, determine optimal use, and minimize possible adverse effects, according to a study.

In the white paper, entitled ‘Games for Health for Children–Current Status and Needed Research,’ the authors review what is currently known about G4H, including game design and how they can target specific behaviors and health-related factors such as games intended to reduce anxiety before surgery, to promote physical activity, or to educate about health. They also examine the implications of using G4H for child development.