Media, Technology, and Today’s Young Children [Infographic]

Media and technology are really impacting today’s children, especially when you consider that 42 percent of young children have a television set in their bedrooms. Children two years and younger spend over twice as much time watching TV (53 minutes per day) as they do reading books (23 minutes per day). You’d think they get a break from TV at the daycare center, but 70 percent of daycare centers use a TV during a typical day.

Parents do seem to be concerned—73 percent say they would like to limit their children’s TV watching, and two-thirds have talked to their children about the dangers associated with social media sites. Top parental concerns of social media’s impact on kids include violation of privacy, inappropriate sexual behavior, cyber bullying, identity theft/fraud, and dwindling ambition. While 79 percent of teachers use media and technology as teaching tools, they, too, have their concerns. According to teachers, some of the areas hurt by media usage include students’ attention span, communication, and writing skills.

Do you think media and technology have done more harm than good for America’s youth? Please share in the comments, and check out the infographic below presented by early-childhood-education-degrees.com.

How Is Media Affecting Kids?
Source: Early Childhood Education Degrees

Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-2018. Follow Brian Wallace on LinkedIn as well as Twitter.

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