Thursday, 4 November 2010

Bedtime texting and Internet use can damage a teenager's health

More than half of children and teenagers who text, or surf the Internet at bedtime are likely not only to have problems falling asleep, but experience mood, behaviour and cognitive problems during the day; concluded a pilot study conducted by a team from the JFK Medical Center, in Edison, New Jersey.

The lead author, Dr Peter G. Polos, commented, "The sooner parents establish appropriate times for children to use this technology, the better," adding that perhaps they should also "move key items, such as computers, from a child's bedroom into a common area".

Full article: 'Bedtime Texting, Internet Use, Disturbs Sleep And Mood In Teens' 03/11/2010

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