Video games can be good for children, encouraging creativity and cooperation, a European Union report concluded Feb. 11 -- running counter to the violent reputation of some titles, Reuters reports. In conclusions that might either surprise or reassure parents of video-game addicts, the study by the European Parliament Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection found a number of benefits and no definitive link to violent behavior. "Video games are in most cases not dangerous and can even contribute to the development of important skills," said Toine Manders, the lawmaker who drafted the report. "(They stimulate) learning of facts


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