Impact of Online Gaming on Development of Adolescent Social Interaction Skills

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Impact of Online Gaming on Development of Adolescent Social Interaction Skills
In recent years, the popularity of online video games has grown remarkably. It is estimated, in fact, that close to 100 million Americans played online video games in 2009 (Online Gaming Continues). Understandably, this trend raises concerns for researchers and psychologists. Many experts in the field of childhood development argue, in fact, that online gaming is detrimental to the development of social interaction skills in adolescents. In reality, however, nothing could be further from the truth. Online gaming in the United States today is characterized by a rich ensemble of social interactions and experiences that enhance social interaction skills.
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