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A University of Maryland researcher has a message for parents who fret about how much time their preteen children spend on computers: Worry not.

In what researchers describe as one of the first long-term looks at the effects of media use during childhood, a study released Wednesday linked hours at the computer with achievement test scores and behavior and found little sign of harm for children ages 6 to 12 as they increased their screen time over a six-year period. Moreover, the study found benefits for girls and black boys. Read the full article.

By Jodi Westrick  |  September 15, 2010; 8:35 AM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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One might imagine it would make some difference what the children were doing with the computer.

Posted by: dnjake | September 15, 2010 4:42 PM

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