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Talking to Today: are videogames damaging children’s brains?

By Tom Chatfield  

I was lucky enough to spend four minutes on Radio 4’s Today progamme this morning talking about whether videogames affect how children communicate (the implicit question being that they do, and that the effect is a negative one), in connection with the publication of my book on games, Fun Inc, which is out next Thursday. I was debating the point with the education consultant Sue Palmer, author of Toxic Childhood. My lack of ferocity may have disappointed the…

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