The effect on the child of too much gaming

Want a child that is well adjusted? Oxford University says to limit video game-playing to less than an hour a day for little kids and teenagers. When comparing children who were allowed a little video game-playing to the serious 3 hour or more gamers and to those who played none at all, researchers found that less than an hour a day gamers had neither positive nor negative effects. Out of the 5,000 children in this study they found that three out of four children and teenagers play video games daily, and that the ones who spent more than half their free time playing electronic games were not as well adjusted. The non-players and those who played for less than an hour were more likely to be satisfied with their lives, have fewer friendship and emotional problems, and were less hyperactive than the other group.The researchers also suggested that the influence of video games on children, for good or for bad, is small when compared to other factors, such as the overall family function, their school relationships, and whether they are ‘materially deprived’.

The parents set the limits.

The parents set the limits.

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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