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Every day, kids ages 11 to 18 play e-sports for three and a half hours, mostly at home (94%), but sometimes at a friend’s house (40%) as well.

Parents recognize the power of esports to develop their children’s social skills – to communicate, to listen and even to lead

Brian Horsburgh, Dell Technologies Education Sales Director

Even though some parents do not understand how e-sports work, 60% believe they can help kids learn.

A poll of 1,500 parents whose kids play e-sports found that almost half of them think it should be taught in school or college.

Brian Horsburgh, Education Sales Director for Dell Technologies in the UK, placed the study’s order. He said, “The skills that tomorrow’s workers will need will be ones that technology can not reproduce.”

“Soft” skills, which were once thought to be less important than “hard” skills that can be learned, like how to run a machine, will tip the balance in the job market of the future.

Parental figures know that e-sports can help their kids learn how to talk to others, listen, and even lead.

“Schools that want their kids to be ready for the future should take that into account.”

Kids between the ages of 11 and 18 usually play video games for three and a half hours every day.

More than six out of ten parents who answered the poll thought that e-sports helped kids learn how to work together.

Problem-solving (57%) and conversation (54%) were also named as important lessons learned from using a joystick.

OnePoll found that almost seven out of ten people think that e-sports help their child learn skills that they would not get from regular schooling.

52% of people also believe that it enhances students’ academic performance.

It also found that 32% of parents would like their child to work in e-sports.

Director of licensing, e-commerce, and esports at McLaren Racing Lindsey Eckhouse said, “Esports is more than just players. People become professional players, and they do it at a young age.”

Almost half of parents think that e-sports should be taught in school or college.

“Just like our drivers can not race without their team, esports players can not play without their team. That means doctors, nurses, cooks, and publicists.”

“We need to support more ways for kids of all skills, needs, and backgrounds to learn, and these ways need to be in line with how jobs will be in the future.”

But the study also polled 500 people with an interest in education and found that 61% think there is not enough proof to show that games are good for education.

Some of the biggest problems schools have with adding e-sports are that the equipment is too expensive, the network links are not strong enough, and the schools do not have the right space for the equipment.

The head of education at the British Esports Association, Tom Dore, said, “We welcome more quantitative study on esports in education to back up the feedback we get from teachers and students about how esports is making their classrooms and school communities better.”

“Esports are a way to get a lot of young people interested and motivated.”

There are benefits for my kids when they play and compete in e-sports, as a teacher I can say that.

TOP 10 SKILLS PARENTS THINK CHILDREN LEARN THROUGH ESPORTS INSTEAD OF TRADITIONAL EDUCATION:

  1. teamwork
  2. Troubleshooting
  3. Technology Skills
  4. Trust
  5. Communication
  6. creativity
  7. Leadership
  8. Listen
  9. Flexibility/customizability
  10. time management

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