Screen Time Transcends Both Age and Socioeconomic Status

The most striking takeaway from a pair of recent studies may be that screen time now transcends both age and socioeconomic status—some six-month-old infants in low-income families have their own dedicated mobile devices with Internet access, researchers found. A third of three- and four-year-olds included in one study used multiple media devices at once, a practice called “media multitasking.”  And teenagers across the country log an average of about nine hours a day with media, with some spending up to 16 hours a day.

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