American Academy of Pediatrics

Are your kids becoming smartphone junkies? They probably learned it watching you

Are your kids becoming smartphone junkies? They probably learned it watching you

News flash: Kids age 8 and under are spending way more time using mobile media than just six years ago. A new report from the nonprofit family media watchdog Common Sense Media says our youngest kids are spending nearly 10 times as much time with their eyes glued to screens than they did in 2011. Back then, the study says, the 8-and-under crowd spent only about five minutes a day on tech devices. Today, it’s closer to 50 minutes a day.

Surprised? Of course not. Almost every parent these days has seen our kids’ faces illuminated by...

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