New UK study will investigate the impact of mobile phones and Wi-Fi on children’s memory and attention
A new UK study will investigate whether or not the use of mobile phones and Wi-Fi affect children’s memory and attention.
The Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones (SCAMP) will be the largest study in the world to consider these issues and will recruit about 2500 year 7 students for the next three years from 160 secondary schools in outer London.
Parents and pupils who agree to take part in the study will answer questions about the children’s use of mobile devices and wireless technologies, well-being and lifestyle in Year 7 and Year 9.
Pupils will be asked to install an app on their phones which will capture the duration of calls, texts and Internet use and will also undertake classroom-based computerised tasks and games to measure various cognitive abilities that underpin functions such as memory and attention