Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Study about Teens, Video Games, and Civic Engagement

Via Peter Levine, a new study from the MacArthur Foundation about teens and video games.

The lede:
Game playing is universal, diverse, often involves social interaction, and can cultivate teen civic engagement.
. . . . .
Game playing can incorporate many aspects of civic and political life.
  • 76% of youth report helping others while gaming.
  • 44% report playing games where they learn about a problem in society

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