Friday, June 22, 2007

It's NOT funny, because it's true.

Here is the link to the article. Below are some blurbs in case you don't feel like reading the whole thing.

The telltale signs are ominous: teens holing up in their rooms, ignoring friends, family, even food and a shower, while grades plummet and belligerence soars.

Up to 90 percent of American youngsters play video games and as many as 15 percent of them — more than 5 million kids — may be addicted, according to data cited in the AMA council’s report.

Overuse most often occurs with online role-playing games involving multiple players, the report says.

According to the report prepared by the AMA’s Council on Science and Public Health, based on a review of scientific literature, “dependence-like behaviors are more likely in children who start playing video games at younger ages.”

1 Comments:

Blogger Cohort Mandibles said...

Anyone want to play Unreal tonight?

22/6/07 07:48  

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