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Video games aren’t bad

As a 13-year-old middle school student and a gamer I feel that video games provide a good balance of benefits when played in moderation, despite some of the

negative perspective.

For instance, I think that playing things like video games isn’t exactly bad, it actually improves reaction time, can teach you about the economy and involves strategy, which is good for humans’ brains.

There isn’t much evidence that it makes kids violent but there is evidence it helps reaction times. It is even used for race car drivers to learn the track before a race and can also be used to train pilots.

I think video games are relaxing and relieve stress you may receive from school or work. This is why I think video games can be a good thing.

James Prizeman



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