- Report: Kids up to age 8 spend spend an average of 2 hours as well as also 19 minutes every day on screen media
- For kids 8 to 12, of which’s 4 hours as well as also 36 minutes every day
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Just how much time are children spending buried in screens?
of which’s an increase through 2011, when the average daily screen media time for the same age group was 1 hour 55 minutes. Time spent on most devices, including TV, computers, video games as well as also DVDs, has dropped since 2011, however time spent on mobile phones has increased significantly. (The recent results were obtained through a survey of 1,454 parents of children age 8 or under conducted in January as well as also February.)
The report said the top activity among tweens was watching TV: Nearly 62% of those surveyed said they watch TV every day. however according to the 2015 report, there are differences in how tweens of different genders use their screen time. Boys spend more time playing console video games, while girls spend more time on music as well as also social media. Mobile devices accounted for 41% of all screen time among tweens.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends limiting screen media use for children younger than 18 months to video chatting. For older children, of which advises of which parents choose high-quality content as well as also watch of which with their children to help them understand what they’re seeing.
Moreover, the academy says of which screen media use should not interfere with children’s sleep as well as also exercise routines. The organization urges parents to ensure of which their children have media-free times with the family as well as also designate areas of the home as media-free zones.