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Are Computers Bad For Children?

Many parents have become hard-wired into thinking that computers are bad for children. But are they? New research suggests that it’s actually a...

Many parents have become hard-wired into thinking that computers are bad for children. But are they? New research suggests that it’s actually a mixed bag.

Yesterday, I was over on PoliticsDaily.com looking at this age-old, vexing parenting question in light of new research that tries to systematically estimate the effect of home computers on child and adolescent outcomes.

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  1. Daryl Boylan April 2, 2010 at 1:21 am #

    Clearly, computer skills are essential to everyone, and some programs, games, etc., should be fine for kids, so long as c-time is responsibly limited & monitored. This gets trickier, of course, as children grow, but what doesn’t? Balanced use of time & activities is what most parents would (we trust!)wish, but that, like everything else about parenting, is sometimes easier said than done.

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