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National Study from Common Sense Media Documents Media Use by Children Ages 0 to 8
Did you read to your kids today? Did you hand over your iPhone at the grocery store? If so, you're not alone.
How families use media and what it means for kids' health and well-being is the subject of Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America, the first study by Common Sense Media's new Program for the Study of Children and Media. The report is featured in both theNew York Times and the San Francisco Chronicletoday.
The study shows that everything from iPods to smartphones to tablet computers
are now a regular part of kids' lives, with kids
under 8 averaging two hours a day with all screen media.
Among the key findings:
Clearly, media has become a staple in young kids' daily lives
and influences them in ways we don't yet fully understand.
But by getting involved in your kid's media life, you can help
them create healthy lifelong patterns that will truly make a
difference in their lives: