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Kids spend 53 hours a week using media


3:00 AM on 01.21.2010
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Data like the kind found in a recent study by Kaiser Family Foundation reminds me how much we as a society spend hunched over in front of a glowing screen, whether it be a cell phone, handheld, television, or computer monitor. No joke, it's an absurd amount of time.

The research was gathered by surveying kids on a nationwide level who ranged in age from 8 to 18. If you've got some time to burn, the report, "Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-year-olds," is viewable right here. So, roughly how much do they spend per day using media? About 7 and a half hours.

The increase in usage over the past few years is credited to the expanded feature sets of mobile phones in particular. Streaming video, music, texting, Internet access, games ... no wonder these kids are always typing like madmen on their phones.

As someone who spends a good chunk of time combing the Internet for cool on top of regularly prescribed doses of videogame playing, I can relate. Especially since I'm a total child at heart. How much do you spend in front of a screen each week? Too afraid to determine the results?

Young people spend 7 hours, 38 minutes a day on TV, video games, computer [Los Angeles Times]






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