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11 October 2010

TV time psychologically damaging

Children who spend longer than two hours in front of a computer or television screen are more likely to suffer psychological difficulties, regardless of how active they are.

Children who spend longer than two hours in front of a computer or television screen are more likely to suffer psychological difficulties, regardless of how physically active they are.
 

According to the activity monitor, the children in the study who spent more time sedentary had better psychological scores overall.

Those children who did more moderate physical activity fared better in certain psychological areas, including emotional and peer problems, but fared worse in some areas related to behaviour, including hyperactivity.
 

 
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