Why digital time isn’t always bad Video games have come a long way since the days of Pong and Atari. What has remained constant over the years, though, is the perception that video games are not good for kids. There are, however, tangible benefits to playing video games, especially the strategy and prosocial kind, which
“Can I get a Twitch account?” my 14-year-old son asked me. I stared at him blankly. I just wrapped my head around Fortnite and Snapchat—and now this Twitch thing? “What is it?” I asked.
No one knows how long the Fortnite craze will last, but it will wane. Eventually. After all, it was only two years ago that everyone was playing Pokemon Go and I haven’t noticed anyone hunting for Charmander in my neighborhood lately.