Well, this makes a pleasant change from the usual "games will KILL BABIES" argument. The European Union have got together and decided that video games are actually rather good for the kids.

Spearheaded by Dutch lawmaker Toine Manders, the report found that "Videogames are in most cases not dangerous and can even contribute to the development of important skills", and that they also can "[stimulate] learning of facts and skills such as strategic reflection, creativity, cooperation and a sense of innovation".

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All good stuff, that.

Videogames seen good for children [Reuters]