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Duh! Extra Gadget Time Lowers Teens’ Grades

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CAMBRIDGE, UK -- Technology is usually credited with making things faster and more efficient, but at least one study says too much face time is a bad thing for teens.

Cambridge University researched more than 800 students and concluded 14 and 15 year-olds who spent an extra hour a day surfing the internet, watching TV or playing video games perform two grades worse on exams than peers who didn't.

So, let’s make sure we get this straight. Too much screen time reduces academic achievement? Thanks, Cambridge.

This might've been a study the world could've done without, but the study had even more head-spinning news. Turns out that students who ditched their digital toys and put in an extra hour doing homework or reading scored better than their peers on exams by an average of 23 points!

We can’t wait for the next study that comes out and saves the day.

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