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(The Conversation)   2 hours of TV a day in late childhood linked to lower test scores later. "This was equivalent to the loss of a third of a year in learning"   ( divider line
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2020-09-03 9:26:56 PM  
12 votes:
I'll take "What is : Correlation is not causation" for $100, Alex.
2020-09-03 9:47:54 PM  
4 votes:
Oh sure now maybe. But us old timers we learned the valuable skills of coconut radio repair and 3 hour tour planning.

/ Sucks to be you, 2020 TV watchers!
2020-09-03 9:47:50 PM  
3 votes:

thedingoatemybaby: I'll take "What is : Correlation is not causation" for $100, Alex.

I would surmise the increase in TV viewing is more a symptom than a cause.  All hail the electronic babysitter.  There is a reason it was called the boob tube.
2020-09-04 12:57:33 AM  
1 vote:
I disagree...

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2020-09-03 10:27:38 PM  
1 vote:
FTA: In contrast, we found no links between playing video games and children's learning.
2020-09-03 10:04:53 PM  
1 vote:
Consequences of two hours per day of Fark on weakened cognition, snark, alcohol consumption beyond question.
2020-09-03 10:02:15 PM  
1 vote:
waves one (conducted in 2012), two (2013) and three (2014)

This study is already obsolete, "computer time" for kids in 2020 is mostly staring at youtube, so I'd bet money that the impacts on reading levels are way more similar from "computer" to "tv" than 6-8 years ago.
2020-09-03 9:53:46 PM  
1 vote:

RedVentrue: Lower attention span for sure. Read a book.

I get what you're saying.

Did you ever read a book and realize that for a page or two it was just words... You just moved along mechanically. I guess it's like micro-sleeping while driving. And woah! The hero is where!?
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