Sunday, April 30, 2006

Internet offers children mixed benefits

From the CEC Smart Brief:

New research in the journal Developmental Psychology finds that predominantly black and low-income children ages 10-18 who used the Internet at home for 30 minutes a day, on average, had higher reading scores and GPAs than peers who went online for less time. The article also cited studies that found chat rooms and message boards offered teens prone to self-injury social support, but risked encouraging vulnerable youngsters to injure themselves. (4/30)

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