Today we held a meeting to talk about gaming. We discussed the concerns that people often have about gaming, and thought about how to address those concerns. The students brought up:
Lack of exercise
- Eye strain
- Violence in video games
- Lack of social contact
- Lack of social skill development
Several students spoke thoughtfully about the collaborative nature of many video games, and the necessity of learning to work together, to communicate, and to value your teammates. They spoke of online communities that mentor and encourage, and how some people learn different social skills online than in person.
The students showed the ability to listen, to consider other points of view, to think critically about information, to plan ahead, and to advocate for themselves and each other. They also made and followed up on specific plans to be more physically active.