Episode 135: How Much Time Do Kids Actually Spend Staring At Screens?

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How much time do kids actually spend in front of screens? Has reading time gone down because of it?

kids on couch with screens

This week we talk to Caroline Knorr, from Common Sense Media, about a new study detailing just how much time young kids (up to age 8) actually spend in front of screens. Some of the findings were expected, but some were surprising, like how many kids have their very own tablets, and how kids prefer to read books!

Episode Links

Caroline Knorr, Common Sense Media

The Common Sense Census: Media Use By Kids Zero to Eight

Common Sense Media’s #DeviceFreeDinner Movement

Common Sense Media’s 20 Podcasts for Kids

These “Bite Size” Horror Films, from Mars Candy Brands, Are the Best Halloween Ads in Years, by Tim Nudd – Adweek

OtterBox Outdoor

‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia, by Paul Lewis – The Guardian

The ‘Getting In’ Podcast, by Julie Lythcott-Haims – Slate

‘How To Raise An Adult,’ by Julie Lythcott-Haims

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