Sunderland Echo

Silly story

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There has been so much sad and bad news lately that any change would be appreciate­d.

Just such a story was one suggesting that students who spend four or more hours every night online or playing games do not do as well in tests.

As a retired teacher I can confirm that subjective­ly but not objectivel­y and that is the problem with this investigat­ion.

There are many items in the news that may appear sensible or accurate but without evidence they probably should not be published.

Given these difficult times, we need reliable reporting although the occasional dumb story does help.

Dennis Fitzgerald. Sent via email.

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