Although online gaming is a form of entertainment, with parents’ support and guidance it can help children develop their creativity, nurture relationships with friends and improve strategic thinking.
It can also help them build perseverance to attain goals, build strength and improve their communications skills so they know how to respect other people’s points of view.
Games that are immersive and require strategy and problem-solving skills to win, require players to remember and take in a lot of information. Regularly playing these types of games can help improve children’s short and long-term memory and help the brain process information quicker.
The more complex games help teach players how to be strategic, analytical to assess risk and reward and call for them to react quickly to changes in the game. All these skills that they use can be transferable to real-world jobs that rely on problem-solving, analytical skills, and strategic thinking.
Gaming can also give you a lot of career opportunities. Esports and other platforms give you opportunities for making your career through games. You can represent your country for such opportunities. A Pakistani gamer, Arsalan Siddique was the taken 7 champion at the Evolution Championship Series or Evo 2019. He becomes the first national player in history to do so. In the Grand finale, he beat south korean’s legendary Jae-min “knee” Bae.
Everything has both positive and negative sides. Excess of everything can be harmful. Such a way that if you spend all your day on games it can be harmful to your eyes and body. You can be lazy by playing games by sitting in a same place. So play games but within a limit.