Japanese schools order no-computer-games days for students

Shinsuke Asai, a member of the board, said the aim is to “put in place a
desirable lifestyle through distancing children from video games and
increasing the learning experiences they have with their family circle and
friends”.

The prefecture’s request has attracted a degree of criticism, but research
suggests that there is a clear link between the amount of time a child
spends surfing the net or playing computer games and their test results.

In a study conducted by Japan’s ministry of education last year, junior high
school students who admitted to using the Internet for four or more hours a
day got an average of 68 percent in a maths test. Students who spent less
than an hour a day on the Internet scored an average of 79.5 percent.

Pupils who played games for more than four hours a day scored 67.8 percent in
a separate maths test, while children who played for less than an hour a day
got an average of 79.9 percent.

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