Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Screen Time and Attention Span

Pediatrics will be publishing a study on the effects of television and video gaming on attention problems. One thousand three hundred twenty three children (6-12 years old) were followed for 13 months. Television and video gaming use were recorded. The average screen time use (TV and video games) was 4.26 hours. Teachers reported on attention problems in students. The results indicated that exposure to television and video games was associated with attention problems in middle childhood. The association existed for television and video game use.

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Refrence: Swing, Edward L., Gentile, Douglas A., Anderson, Craig A., Walsh, David A.
Television and Video Game Exposure and the Development of Attention Problems
Pediatrics 2010 0: peds.2009-1508

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