Four kids sit in a row; three are laughing, one seems unhappy and left out

New Research Shows That Kids Who Play Video Games Are More Social Than Those Who Don’t

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Think back to your middle- and high-school years. You’re in the cafeteria, or on the playground, or you’re waiting outside the classroom chatting with your your friends. Suddenly, the conversation takes a turn—and you’re floundering with your lack of knowledge on said subject. Your friends are laughing and making in-jokes, and you have absolutely no idea how to contribute to the conversation. You make an attempt to fake it, and all you receive is a bit of nervous laughter and, at worst, somebody scoffs. They turn away to continue the conversation without you, and you know you’ve just lost about a bajillion status points in this exchange. The isolation is palpable. Read More