Is Your Child Getting a Healthy Digital Dose?

Dec 03, 2015

Do you know how much your children love digital devices? Read the following facts as evidence (if your child’s attachment to smartphones, iPads, and tablets isn’t evidence enough).

Do any of these apply to you and your family?

  1. 72% of kids under the age of 8 have used a smartphone or other kind of mobile device, while 38% of 2 years old (and younger) have used one.
  2. 61% of children between the ages of 0 and 8 watch educational shows on the TV.
  3. In the past 5 years, the number of children who use mobile media has doubled, while the average time children use devices has tripled.
  4. In the past 5 years there has been an increase from 8% to 40% of all families owning digital devices.

It’s safe to say that digital devices aren’t going away any time soon, they are here to stay. As parents, it’s important to stay aware of how much time your children are spending on these devices and how they are using them.

There are many benefits to owning digital devices, but without the appropriate supervision, these devices can become destructive and dangerous. Net Nanny provides blocking and monitoring for all devices.  For more information about time management and other features, visit netnanny.com