Maybe kids playing online video games not such a bad thing after all. A new study that teenagers who regularly played games online their test scores at school. However, the same study that social media use was damaging to exam results. The study conducted by professor Alberto Posso at Australia's RMIT University. Researchers data on the online activities of more than 12,000 15-year-olds across the globe. It at their maths, reading and science scores. Professor Posso that: "It is possible that a number of skills with online gaming positively with general knowledge and skills tests in maths, reading, and science."
Critics of the study suggest the findings may not relevant today as the games now outdated. Education expert Nicola Johnson said: "I technology practices move so quickly, even within a year….While [this study] should headlines, you have to it's not really a reflection of current practice." However, she did that children could useful skills while gaming. She said: "Many games a lot of strategising, problem solving, goal setting and regular practice in order to more skills. That kind of mindset would of course seemingly with achievement and learning." Conversely, the study found that students who used social media a lot scored 20 points lower on maths tests.