A 2017 study by Victoria Rideout called, “The Common Sense census: Media use by kids age zero to eight,” shows that kid’s technology use is increasing significantly. The study says that mobile media device time for zero to eight year olds has tripled since 2013, with 48 minutes being the average amount of time spent on mobile devices per day. 42 percent of children have their own tablet device - this number was seven percent just four years ago.
“Parents must be conscious of their children’s technology consumption,” says Julie Stucke, PhD, child psychologist at Dayton Children’s Hospital. “They must be aware of the amount of screen time their children are getting each day and what types of content they are consuming. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that school age kids spend no more than two hours on screens each day.”