Monday, 31 October 2011

Children Are Spending More Time With Screen Media Than Books

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What's happening to the bedtime story? A study carried out by Common Sense Media has found that children aged between 0 and 8 now spend more than triple the amount of time watching television than reading books, or having stories read to them. The research also looked at the growing use of mobile devices by children.

Anyone with a young child, niece or nephew will know the ease with which they take to devices like smartphones and tablets. Within minutes they seem to have the hang of it, swiping, pinching, and possibly even purchasing a few things they shouldn't be.

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