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- How gaming can support positive outcomes
How gaming can support positive outcomes
If enjoyed in moderation and supported by a healthy routine (staying hydrated, good sleep habits, taking breaks and so on), gaming can actually benefit a person’s mental health.
As long as we stay alert for potential risks, games can be much more than what we see on the surface: they can be a way to socialise, an avenue for creativity and a route to solving problems.
NOS's top ten tips outline how gaming online can sometimes work to your child’s advantage.
In the guide you'll find a number of potential benefits including a sense of achievement, learning about teamwork and encouraging creativity.
(you can download a pdf copy at the foot of this page)