Surely you have often heard or read the opinion that if you often play video games, it can make you "dumb". A similar phrase can often be heard from parents who have not fully figured out whether such games can be useful, or from teachers who sometimes try to attribute their mistakes in the learning process to the fact that the child probably plays a lot and is constantly on the phone, and that is why he does not understand the subject or gets bad grades. Also, quite often,we come across studies that video games can make children aggressive, cruel, or violent. But at the same time, it is also important to understand that any issue, especially such a controversial one as games, can have several points of view. In this article, using the example of one of the most popular games among both children and adults, Pokemon Go, we will consider the possible positive effects of video games.
Pokemon Go is educational
Apart from ordinary people and animals, the Pokemon universe is full of magical creatures that are smart, can develop, and have a lot of extraordinary abilities. For example, there is a little turtle that can turn into a huge tank with water cannons. And the great thing about this game is that the players themselves are Pokemons’ couches. This can help children think about the ways to organize Pokemons' “educational process” and, meanwhile, they will understand it better, as well as the importance of different pieces of training to achieve success.