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Screen time affects grades, says study

The longer children spend each day watching TV, using the internet or playing video games, the worse their GCSE results will be, researchers have said.

A team from Cambridge University tracked the progress of 845 students between the ages of 14 and 16 and found that every extra hour spent in front of a screen reduced their scores by the equivalent of two grades.

Our education correspondent, Robert Pigott, reports.

  • 04 Sep 2015
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