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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

PROOF POINTS: 10,000 student study points to kindergarteners who may become heavy screen users


Researchers at Penn State analyzed 10,000 students and found that kindergarteners in low-income families and Black kindergarteners of all incomes had a higher propensity to be heavy users of technology by the end of elementary school.  Hyperactive kindergarteners and those exhibiting aggressive behaviors, such as hitting, were also more likely to become frequent users. The study focused on fifth graders who said they were playing online video games, using social media or texting “many times” a day and their characteristics and behavior in kindergarten.

Read more:

https://hechingerreport.org/kindergarteners-who-may-become-heavy-screen-users/

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