Touting surveys that claim to show the harmful physical and psychological effects of too much computer use, a newly formed parents' group is promoting a worldwide media awareness week that asks parents to turn off their children's (and their own) computers for a week in favor of other activities. PC Turnoff Week, organized by the group, is scheduled for August 1-7 of this year.

PC-Turnoff says it "was founded by parents who became concerned with their children's overuse of computers." The group means to provide users with news and opinions regarding the latest research in the


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