Almost 1 in 5 kids under the age 8 uses a mobile handheld device at least once a day in the United States. This is a fact reported by the recent Common Sense media study ” Zero to Eight Children’s Media Use in America 2013 ” and some of the stats mentioned in this study are featured in Statista‘s visual below.
It is just amazing the magnitude of the impact of digital technologies on the lifestyle of kids. A few decades ago, most kids under 8 would be outdoor playing with their peers, or painting…etc. I am not really sure whether this digital impact is alarming or not but there is definitely a cost to it and I hope it is not at the expense of our kids’ social and emotional health. Check out the graphic below for more stats on kids usage of media.