Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight

Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight

Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight

Date posted: October 31, 2017

It’s Tech Tuesday!


The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight was released earlier this month. This ongoing series tracks the use of media and technology among American children. Here are some key findings:

  • Mobile is nearly universal.
  • The amount of time using screen media hasn’t changed much since 2011, but more of that time is spent on mobile devices than before.
  • The digital divide persists, but is reduced.
  • Parents and pediatricians sometimes disagree about what is appropriate media behaviour for children.

For five tips for parents of young children, read New Health Media Habits for Young Kids.

For more thought on what this exposure to digital media from an early age might mean, read Young Children Are Spending Much More Time In Front of Small Screens.

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