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TV and video games link to emotional and behavioural problems among young boys

Medical X-Press – Inga Feitsma

“New research from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has found a link between different types of electronic media and mental health among young children. Led by Dr Lisa Mundy, the research is the first large population-based study to show clear links between the amount of time spent using TV and video games, and emotional and behavioural problems in late childhood (8-9 years). It was published today in Academic Pediatrics. “This is an important age group to study, because it’s the age at which children’s use of media begins to escalate,” Dr Mundy explains.”(more)

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