Australian Council on Children and the Media

New Australian study - TV, video games and the mental health of young boys January 9, 2017

A new study of 8 to 9 year olds by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute shows a link between television watching and playing video games and the mental health and behaviour of boys. The study, published in the Academic Paediatrics journal, found boys playing video games for two hours a day were at 2.6 times greater risk of conduct and emotional problems, such as being nervous and unhappy.

The researchers found that girls were not affected in the same way

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Read a news article in the Courier Mail