Study: Too much multimedia bad for tweens
PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO) -- Stanford researchers say too much time spent juggling multimedia tasks can be detrimental to girls during the "tween" years.
A survey of more than 3,400 girls ages 8 to 12 found those who spend countless hours bouncing between digital devices are more likely to struggle with developing critical social skills.
However, there is a powerful yet very simple solution. Researchers say more face-to-face communication can diminish the negative effects too much media has on young girls during the crucial developmental years.
The study's findings are published in the journal "Developmental Psychology."
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