It is difficult to believe that a child could have a new toy lorry in his hands and not know how to play with it because he had never seen one before. But that is something we will find if we think that our kids, the up and coming generation, might grow up playing without real toys. Most of our children have what they need to survive, but less and less they are not used to the beautiful multi-coloured toys. So, when they get a ball, a doll or a truck, they don’t know how to react.
Of course, our world is changing and it is important to realize that what grows, what is evolving exponentially thanks to the ICT, is the diversity and size of what we can consider new games: video games, net games or even interactive games. The modern world and the technology are giving new directions, and our kids simply adapt their form of gaming or learning.
Furthermore, it is true to say that young people spend more time in front of the computer, but it would not seem that the Internet fosters antisocial behavior. Quite the opposite is true, in fact. Studies would seem to indicate that disproportionate addictions to games or the abusive use of social networks are usually used to replace the satisfactions and relationship possibilities that real life should provide.
Finally, as an environment particularly conducive to the development of creativity, the video games can help resolve certain shortcomings in modern education curricula.
In conclusion, having fun on the interactive games is essential for young people: the important thing is to understand how our world provides new opportunities for learning, work and success.