Thanks to BBC News for their article discussing claims that hyperactive children spend much longer playing computer games than healthy children
. According to the UK-based research, "Children with ADHD were more likely to play games based on fighting"
, and "..spent 11.3 hours a week playing computer games, double the time spent by the other [non-hyperactive] group."
The researcher, Dr. Justin Williams, said that the hyperactive children "...were the least socially able and the most technically able, which leads them to prefer computer games to social interaction"
, but didn't condemn games completely, adding: "It's important for parents to be fully engaged in what their children are getting from their media diet... there are lots of good computer games to play."