38% of children under 2 use mobile devices

Posted by: Jennifer Cefai (2 years, 12 months ago)

Back in the day teenagers were lucky to get a cellphone by their sweet sixteenth, let alone anything more hi-tech than a Nokia 3310. A recent study has shown just how much times have changed. Statistics prove that two in five children have used a tablet or smartphone before they could speak in full sentences. The report, undertaken by family advocacy organization Common Sense Media, found that 38% of children under the age of 2 have used a mobile device for playing games, watching videos, or other media-related purposes.

Whilst this data was welcomed by the group, they still called for some limits. Common Sense Media CEO Jim Steyer emphasized that companies must focus on creating technology that is both ethical and educational, without encouraging addiction at such a young age.

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