National Survey on Teens and Video Games

The MacArthur Foundation reports on the results of a new national survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project on kids video gaming habits. The main finding is in Pew’s headline: “Teens’ gaming experiences are diverse and include significant social interaction and civic engagement.”

My favorite finding:

Game playing can incorporate many aspects of civic and political life.

We’ve been banking on this in some recent work we’re doing for the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center to develop a physically and socially immersive video game experience that teaches young visitors about the impact they can have on society and the differences their actions can make.

posted September 16, 2008 by matt

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