Robert Weis 2007 indicates that young children who have a video game system are

Robert weis 2007 indicates that young children who

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reported respectively. Robert Weis, (2007) indicates that young children who have a video game system are not doing so well academically as their peers who do not play. The studies involved 64 children between six and nine years old who families have not had a video game system but were planning to buy one. All children were tested in reading, writing & mathematics and then received a video games system games plus three or four months immediately after it was completed to the study. The study found that children who received and began using video games immediately spent less time doing home work and other academic activities after school than children who did not have video game system. Michigan state university ( 2006) says that “internet dependent” students spent an average of almost 4 hours per day on line and reported spending at least three consecutive hours online per week. They frequently got “less grades” and less than 4 hours of sleep because of internet activity, looked for ways to go online while at school and used their online activities as a way to counter stress and improve their mood.
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22 Connor,(2006) Randomly selected four hour blocks of children’s television from 3 different stations. PBS, Disney and Nickelodeon. She looked at all of the content aired between the programs. According to Connor the programming content mattered too. She added that children shouldn’t watch more than two hrs of TV daily, and its even better if too can keep it under one hour, because that’s where she said the real differences in school work started to show up. Dr. Iman Sharif (2006) conducted a survey of 4,500 middle school children. Dr. Sharif indicates that the frequency and times children play video games determine any negative effects when compared with their academic progress. He concluded that, video game play during the week was harmful to a child’s academic progress, but playing during the weekend did not adversely affect a student’s performance. Dr. Shock (2006) conducted an explorative study & examined whether differences exists in the academic performance of college student face book users and non users. Data were collected from 102 undergraduate and 117 graduate students from a Midwestern university in the United States. The majority were female students (60.3% and 39.7% male participants). The survey consisted of open and closed response in five sections. Face book users scored lower grade than the non users. The total hours face book users spent on studying was (1-5 hours per week) where as the non users spent 11.15hours a week. ReyJuneo, (2005) conducted a study on “Too much face book and not enough books” data was collected from 1,839 undergraduates who had face book access. Data regarding the student grades were collected from the university registrar.
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23 The study findings were concluded that face book use in and of itself in not detrimental to academic out comes it depends on how it is used. Face book use may be causing lower grades, it is equally likely that students who have lower grades happen to use face book more.
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