Kids Spending More Time with Eelectronic Devices – Study
A national survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that young people( especially minority youth) from 8 to 18 year old spend an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes a day with smart phone, computer, television or other electronic devices. This is more than 53 hours a week.
Also, the study found that heavy media use is associated with several negatives, including behavior problems and lower grades.
The study surveyed more than 2,000 students in grades 3 to 12 between October 2008 and May 2009. The report says that the heaviest media users are black and Hispanic youths and pre-teens (ages 11 to 14).