Video games - good for friends, bad for brain.

I found this little snippet in the Research section of my alumni newsletter:

The good news: Video gaming doesn't affect the time kids spend socializing. The bad news: It does affect the time they spend in school-related activities. A U-M study of 1,500 teens nationwide shows game players and non-game players spent the same amount of time with parents and friends. But compared with non-gamers, kids who played video games spent 30 percent less time reading and 34 percent less time doing homework. The teens kept diaries tracking the time spent playing video games, with parents and friends, reading and doing homework, and in sports and active leisure.

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