Heavy electronic media use in late childhood linked to lower academic performance

A new article in PLOS ONE reports on an association between heavy television use and poorer reading performance in 8-11 year olds, as well as between heavy computer use and poorer numeracy–the ability to work with numbers. The researchers (Lisa K. Mundy, Louise Canterford, Monsurul Hoq, Timothy Olds, Margarita Moreno-Betancur, Susan Sawyer, Silja Kosola, and …

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