IGN reports that the Save the Children foundation has released a study in the UK which claims today's children are more isolated from the world -- and videogames are partly to blame. As reported in the Telegraph, the study surveyed elementary school teachers about their observations on the effects things like electronic entertainment and junk food are having on their students. Over 70 percent of the teachers polled agreed that videogames are harming children's abilities to interact with others.
The charity organization says the rise of videogames coincides with a decrease in more traditional playground activities like hopscotch, tag, and sports. Teachers also note a rise in "thuggish behavior" and behavioral problems aggravated by videogames.