Dr. James Gee, Arizona State University Professor, Proclaims Video Games Are Good For Kids (VIDEO)

01/23/2013 01:25 pm ET

The focus on addressing gun violence in American society has relaunched a discussion about video games and what effects they have on youth. But are they actually a beneficial teaching tool?

Dr. James Gee is currently the Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Arizona State University. Gee has researched how children are affected by video games and believes they are good for kids.

Gee joined HuffPost Live host Josh Zepps to discuss the positives of playing video games.

Watch highlights from the segment in the video above.

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