Tweens spend hours playing video games each week. Wii, PlayStation, Xbox 360 -- you name it, they're playing! In fact, kids between 8 and 18 years old spend nearly two hours per day on the computer and playing video games, according to the nonprofit organization KidsHealth.
As it turns out, there are actually benefits to gaming. People who play video games regularly have great reaction time and can process information quickly and accurately in real-life situations, according to a study published in a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The study goes on to affirm that playing video games enhances performance on visual and spatial memory tasks, mental rotation skills and activities that require split attention.