Computer games: Harmless or addictive?

Griffiths,M 1994. Computer games: Harmless or addictive?. Education and Health 12(2),28-30. PDF

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"The data from last time were spot-on and we have done lots of work with it. We are very keen to repeat the survey." Headteacher

Headteacher

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BBC

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Health Education Adviser

Many thanks to you and your team for turning this around so quickly.
We really appreciate it, and also your extra support with the administration this time.

PSHE Lead Advisor

Any comments on specific survey questions that may have caused difficulty?
All questions are clearly worded and easy to answer

Class teacher

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Department of Health

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This is another reason why I am so pleased that we have been able to work with you to offer this survey.

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