Tag Archives: video games

‘Screen-free’ environment best for toddlers

Babies and toddlers should learn and get their entertainment from play, NOT from TV screens, computer displays, or video games, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

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Study Shows Risks for Kids Who Watch TV or Use Computers More Than 2 Hours a Day

New research is documenting some of the risks I’ve told you about in previous blogs for kids who utilize screen time (TV, computers, video games) more than 2 hours a day. Specifically, children who watch television or use computers for … Continue reading

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Too Much Screen Time Can Threaten Attention Span

Kids and young adults who overdo TV and video games are almost twice as likely to have a wide variety of attention span problems — at least according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. Here are the details in a … Continue reading

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New analysis reasserts video games’ link to violence

An article in USA Today discusses a new review of 130 studies which “strongly suggests” playing violent video games increases aggressive thoughts and behavior and decreases empathy. The results hold “regardless of research design, gender, age or culture,” says lead … Continue reading

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