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  Computer games are good for you!
Updated 18 March 2002, 13.58
There could be gaming in your classroom

Computer games could become part of your school lessons after research said they can actually help you learn.

The government looked into games like Championship Manager and SimCity and decided they teach children how to think clearly and make decisions.

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It's often said games are bad for children because they stop them reading.

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But the research showed problem-solving, and even maths and spelling all got better amongst gamers.

And because children like to play the games together, they're good for communication skills, too.

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SimCity apparently teaches kids that 'life is not simple' and Championship Manager shows how to use databases.

The government is now looking at ways to bring games to the classroom.

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