Now that I have spent some time finding arguments against people playing videogames, I have been able to focus my attention on articles that support the playing of videogames.
The article I found today (https://student.societyforscience.org/article/what-video-games-can-teach-us) is useful because it lists the things that kids have actually proven to have gotten better at as a result of playing videogames.
On a personal note, one of my siblings was once thought to have a learning disability. My parents dismissed the suggestion, pointing out that my brother knew all of the (then) 150 pokemon and their attacks, and knew that his lack of knowledge was a result of a lack of interest. Similarly, in this article, it has been said that kids diagnosed with ADHD will stay focused on a videogame for hours at a time. This is evidence that many diagnoses are made because individuals don’t fit into the norm; it doesn’t mean that something is wrong with them.
The article I found is important to me and to my research not only because it points out things that videogames actually improve in children: reaction time, multitasking, reading, focusing, etc., it also points to a greater lesson that society has yet to acknowledge. Failure is not always the result of incompetency; sometimes it is just an indicator that the individual is not being reached the right way. My brother just finished his freshman year of college with a 4.0, and credits the sports he loves with requiring him to keep up his grades. The provided article proves that videogames can be beneficial to our lives on a physical level and on a societal level, as well.