Violence on TV: The Effects Can Stretch From Age 3 Into The Teens
[Source: Science Daily]
Watching violent TV during the preschool years can lead to later risks of psychological and academic impairment, the summer before middle school starts, according to a new study led by Linda Pagani, a professor at Université de Montréal’s School of Psycho-Education.
The study is published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.
Before now, “it was unclear to what extent exposure to typical violent screen content in early childhood — a particularly critical time in brain development — can predict later psychological distress and academic risks,” said Pagani.
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