Media Addiction Research
“I do a lot of research… one of the conclusions is this: media exposure has become a widespread and serious addiction.” George Barna
Since the widespread usage of television in the 1950s, researchers have asked questions about media usage and it’s ability to take on an addictive effect on some consumers. With television, movies, video games, the internet and mobile devices being the norm for all Americans including children, researchers have been looking even harder at the subject of media addiction. We have compiled research from around the country to give you a clear view of how its impacting children.
National Institute of Media and the Family: Video Game Addiction Among Adolescents: Associations with Academic Performance and Aggression (2003)