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Children who have televisions or video game systems in their bedrooms spend more time watching screens and less time reading and sleeping, which in turn leads to poorer school performance, finds a study in Development Psychology. Researchers analyzed data from three separate studies with more than 4,000 children in the third through eighth grades from the United States and Singapore. Children with bedroom TVs and video games were also more likely to be overweight and to watch more violent content, which was then associated with increased physical aggression, the researchers found. (Monitor on Psychology)

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