Did you know children spend an average of seven hours a day on media devices? And did you know it’s a myth that technology hinders social interaction? Between the first fact and the second, there’s a wealth of information that can help parents maximize the benefits of technology for their children and minimize the downside. Here are the myths and facts, pros and cons, studies and stats of, and tips for children’s media device usage.
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The Pros and Cons of Children’s Media Device Usage – Brought To You By California Cryobank
With so much conflicting information out there about children and screen time, it’s a nice to have the facts in one easy-to-follow infographic. What stood out to me was how children’s use of mobile devices could increase or decrease certain skills based on the frequency of use, type of app, and parental involvement. And the sleep disorders! 1 hour more of TV = 7 minutes less sleep a day. That’s a mental note that will stick!
What are your thoughts?