The Digital Childhood

Digital Childhood

Check out these frightening stats, Mom & Dad….
According to a recent study from the American Academy of Pediatrics, on a typical day:

  • 75% of children (aged 0-6) watched TV for approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • 27% of 5 yr olds used a computer for 50 minutes
  • 54% of young children have a TV in their bedrooms with the main reason being that it frees up other TVs in the house

There’s no question that our kids are growing up in a media saturated environment with universal access to TV. I don’t know about you, but I remember a time when kids would prefer to play outside versus holed up in the house.

Although, the long-term effects of the digital childhood are yet to be determined, I, for one, will still insist on dinner at the table and no TV in the bedroom.  Agreed?


Marketing Guru, Tech Nerd and Social Media Junkie by Day. Devoted Wife and New Mother By Night. Finding new ways to deal with the collision of those two worlds.

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Posted in Children (2-5 yrs), Infants
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