Maybe video games aren't so after all. A new study shows that teenagers who played games online improved their school test . However, social media use was to exam results. The study was from Australia's RMIT University. Researchers analysed the online activities of 12,000 15-year-olds . It looked at their maths, reading and scores. Researcher professor Alberto Posso concluded that: "Skills associated with online gaming correlate with knowledge and tests in maths, reading, and science."
Critics suggest the may not be today as the games are now . Education expert Nicola Johnson said: "While [this study] should make , you have to say it's not really a of current practice." However, she did say children could learn useful skills gaming. She said: "Many games involve a lot of strategising, problem [and] goal to obtain more skills." She added this, "would of course seemingly correspond with and learning." Conversely, students who used social media a lot scored 20 points on maths tests.