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Dr. Tony Beliz just spoke about threat assessment for school violence, and he touched a few points about connection that I'd like to address. He's been in the field longer than I've been an adult, so his experience gives insight into the current state of education and quality of life our children are experiencing.
Online video games may assist people in gaining confidence, increasing leadership/team skills and trying out new identities. In Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs), collaborations can range from two to twenty players at a time. In order for mission completion, individuals must be able to communicate and carry out instructions as a team for mutual gains. Working together increases awareness of others as well as emotional regulation skills. When a group fails together, it may get frustrating, but success as a team also increases cohesion and a stronger sense of community. Being able to communicate effectively, especially through difficult situations, is an important skill that can be developed through online gaming.