March 22, 2016

Science Says to Stop Worrying About Teens and Kids and Tech

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Kids 6 to 12 years old spend an average of 6 hours a day in front of a screen. Did you just recoil? Probably. The world is up in arms about how the kids of today are going astray via devices and the internet. Today, it’s all about kids needing to get outside and get dirty, right? Well, make sure someone’s not trying to sell you detergent or something. :) Turns out, the world has always been up in arms about how the youth are off in a ditch - and, some recent surveys of youth actually show how online interactions can strengthen real-life relationships, and how well-adjusted most kids are these days in light of their innumerable connections and information sources.

 

Topics: Screens, Families, Kids

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