Children's technology use outpaces research on its repercussions

10/13/2009 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Is it possible to concentrate on school work while listening to an iPod, watching a movie or texting friends? Teachers, parents and education experts often ask the question, but the answers aren't always there. "Kids are spending an extraordinary amount of time with media," a professor said. "We don't really know what they pay attention to, what they don't. We don't know how it impacts their school performance, whether it impacts their school performance."

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