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38% of Children Under 2 Use Mobile Media, Study Says

Lahiru Lakmal

Not only are more children using tablets and smartphones, they're using them for longer periods of time. The amount of time spent using these devices tripled: In 2013, children ages 0 to 8 spent an average of 15 minutes a day using mobile devices; that's up from 5 minutes a day in 2011.

"We need to make screen time learning time,"... "Technology used wisely is an essential element to education."

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  • Lahiru Lakmal

    Well in my opinion we should not really restrict screen time for kids. They should have the opportunity to experience cutting edge technology that might have a good impact on their future.

    The thing is that we need to find out more ways to encourage physical activities in kids with the help of these digital devices. Just as it says in the article... there should be more products that do not encourage addiction or overuse of smart mobile devices.

    Bottom line is that as in every other thing, there are pros and cons in this as well. We just need to use them wisely. :)

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I think screen time for kids should be limited, even if learning time/education is part of the screen time. What do you think?