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Playing video games for 1-3 hours per day doesn’t affect kids, study says

Video games have no positive or negative effect on adolescents who play between one and three hours a day, according to a new study from Oxford University.

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OXFORD, United Kingdom — Video games have no positive or negative effect on adolescents who play between one and three hours a day, according to a new study from Oxford University.
Participants between 10 and 15 years old who played “moderate” amounts of video games, one to three hours per day, were just as socially and well-adjusted as those who played no video games at all, according to the study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
“Compared with factors shown to have robust and enduring effects on child well-being, such as family functioning, social dynamics at school and material deprivations, the ...


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