While inconsistencies remain in the research on kids and video games, some new studies help us to improve some focus on what we understand. Not only are kids who play violent video games more prone to aggression, but new data shows they are also more prone to impulsivity. This may include reckless driving, smoking, binge drinking and unprotected sex.
Research going back to the 1990's has determined that adolescents later sleep and wake habits is biologically determined. A recent poll by the National Sleep Foundation found that 60% of adolescents are sleep deprived. Typical high school start times conflicts with the natural cycles of adolescent sleep. Studies show that adjusting high school start times to 8:30 or later has positive changes such as...