Last week The Kaiser Family Foundation published a study that revealed daily media use among children and teens ages 8-18 dramatically increased from 6 hours and 20 minutes to 7 hours and 38 minutes over the past five years. Findings state that most kids have no limits about the length of time they can spend watching television, playing video games, or using the computer. Those with limited screen time only spend 3 hours less in front of a screen than compared to their peers.
Despite the fact that I live in front of my computer, enjoy mobile connectivity thanks to my iPhone, and write about technology as it relates to children and families, I am hypersensitive to screen time in our home.
I limit computer and television time but it doesn’t mean that our two kids, ages 6 and 3 ½, aren’t always clamoring for more.
Come read about our family’s computer challenges on my post in The LeapFrog Community!
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