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In the News: SpongeBob Squarepants Vs. a Recent Study


Why is everybody hatin’ on SpongeBob lately?

A study came out last week saying that SpongeBob might actually be harmful for kids (pretty much around the age of four, which is not their target audience, by the way) to watch on a regular basis because it might cut down on their ability to focus. Here’s the deal: sixty kids were tested. The first group was made to color, the second group watched SpongeBob and the third watched Calliou (not sure on the spelling). When the designated time was up, they were all tested and it was clear that the SpongeBob group did (apparently) significantly worse focus-wise than the kids in the other two groups.

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