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Video Game Playing and Literacy During the COVID-19 Lockdown in 2020

Video games can encourage young people’s creativity through writing, and playing video games can support young people’s literacy, creativity and empathy.

This research by the National Literacy Trust finds that playing video games can support young people’s literacy, creativity and empathy, while parents say communicating with family and friends through video games during lockdown has been helpful for their child’s mental wellbeing. These benefits were found to be strongest for boys and reluctant readers.

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