Our son spends some time playing online games on his computer and that really does not like him. Especially since most of the online games that interest you are social games (or social games), which are games played by several people. And for once, social games, you really do not like them!
And yet, these social games have many advantages for the player! If so, psychologists have even done serious studies on the subject!
Admit it, if social games have a negative image in your eyes, it’s because you fear that your little player on the screen will turn into a horrible geek addict who stays in his room in his pajamas in front of his screen instead of Discover life real with real friends!
But if these social games include so many users, cannot we ask if they would have any beneficial effect for the player?
The benefits of online social games.
1- Socialize during interactions with other players.
A social game is designed to be played together and has no interest alone. As in real life, your child will make acquaintances, make friends! It is true that this will be done by interposition with the screen, but your child, through his game character, will have to implement social codes that will define it for the other players in the community.
2- Analyze, study the other to understand the opponent.
In many social games, players compete to win territories or others. Then, your child will have to play according to others and learn to be a strategist and listen to others to guess how they will act and, therefore, how to counteract them to win!
3- Learn to work in a team.
Knowing how to work in a group is an essential concept of professional life. And it is clear that teamwork is not emphasized enough in the schooling of our children, and this, at least until the end. Network games require alliances to develop their territory, for example, and team spirit is very important.
In addition, the network games are all community and seek to involve the knowledge of the player who is there to play, but also to share!
4- Express you, affirm yourself.
A bad teenager in his skin can flourish thanks to a game character that corresponds to the vision he has of himself, free of complexes related to adolescence! A character that wins, that achieves success, or an avatar that has created and that gives to express what it really is! You will exchange much more willingly, you will feel more comfortable with the players, men or women!
Online social games can increase the self-esteem of the pass; think you are better than your boyfriend all these elements that will strengthen the esteem of an evil teenager in his shoes and need to be inflated!
The disadvantages of online social games.
1- The addiction.
This is one of the best problems of social games that can make addicts quickly on the pretext that the game continues until the player is there! So make sure you set the rules for the duration of these games and do not hesitate to disconnect the devices from the player at certain times of the day and night!
2- Bad meetings
Your player encounters a multitude of other players with whom he sympathizes, but we do not know who is behind.
Therefore, it is important to define with your children what is acceptable to say in a multiplayer game and, especially, what should not be said to avoid revealing personal information that could turn against them.