Media in the lives of American children

In the last decade, the amount of time children spend with media has risen dramatically.  In fact, 8-18 year-olds use some form of media for nearly 8 hours every day, or 53 hours each week.  And, if you count media-multitasking (using more than one media at a time, such as being on the Internet with the TV on at the same time), these kids actually are exposed to 10 hours and 45 minutes worth of media content every day. All this comes from a 2010 study released by The Kaiser Family Foundation’s nationally-representative study. You can see the study here: http://www.kff.org/entmedia/mh012010pkg.cfm.  Then, click on the link next to “Report.”  The question remains, what are the effects of this added exposure . . .

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