Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Some Kids Addicted to Video Games

Nearly one in 10 children and teens who play video games show behavioral signs that may indicate addiction, according to a new study published in the May issue of the journal Psychological Science. The study, based on a 2007 Harris poll of 1,179 U.S. youngsters, is the first nationally representative poll on the subject. It found "8.5% of those who played had at least six of 11 addictive symptoms, including skipping chores and homework for video games, poor test or homework performance and playing games to escape problems." Read more.

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