Monday, October 27, 2008

Intelligence of UK youth being dumbed down due to TV, video games, says report

Dimming down: How the brainpower of today's 14-year-olds has slipped 'radically' in just one generation

"Bright teenagers are a disappearing breed, an alarming new study has revealed.

"The intellectual ability of the country's cleverest youngsters has declined radically, almost certainly due to the rise of TV and computer games and over-testing in schools.

"The 'high-level thinking' skills of 14-year-olds are now on a par with those of 12-year-olds in 1976 ..."
Daily Mail

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