The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages the use of entertainment media such as televisions, computers, smartphones and tablets by children under age 2. Little is known, however, when youngsters actually start using mobile devices.
Researchers developed a 20-item survey to find out when young children are first exposed to mobile media and how they use devices. The questionnaire was adapted from the "Zero to Eight" Common Sense Media national survey on media use in children.
Parents of children ages 6 months to 4 years old who were at a hospital-based pediatric clinic that serves a low-income, minority community were recruited to fill out the survey. Participants were asked about what types of media devices they have in their household, children's age at initial exposure to mobile media, frequency of use, types of activities and if their pediatrician had discussed media use with them.
Results from 370 parents showed that 74 percent were African-American, 14 percent were Hispanic and 13 percent had less than a high school education. Media devices were ubiquitous, with 97 percent having TVs, 83 percent having tablets, 77 percent having smartphones and 59 percent having Internet access.
Children younger than 1 year of age were exposed to media devices in surprisingly large numbers: 52 percent had watched TV shows, 36 percent had touched or scrolled a screen, 24 percent had called someone, 15 percent used apps and 12 percent played video games.
By 2 years of age, most children were using mobile devices.
Lead author Hilda Kabali, MD, a third-year resident in the Pediatrics Department at Einstein Healthcare Network, said the results surprised her.
"We didn't expect children were using the devices from the age of 6 months," she said. "Some children were on the screen for as long as 30 minutes."
Results also showed 73 percent of parents let their children play with mobile devices while doing household chores, 60 percent while running errands, 65 percent to calm a child and 29 percent to put a child to sleep.
Time spent on devices increased with age, with 26 percent of 2-year-olds and 38 percent of 4-year-olds using devices for at least an hour a day.
Finally, only 30 percent of parents said their child's pediatrician had discussed media use with them.
Further information: First Exposure and Use of Mobile Media in Young Children http://www.abstracts2view.com/pas/view.php?nu=PAS15L1_1165.3
Welcome to SUV System Ltd!
SUV System Ltd is ISO 90012008 Certified electronics distributor with 10 years of experiences.
We have built up long term business relationship with about many companies which are stockers and authorized agents. we have a steady and reliable supply to meet customer's demands to the greatest extent .Confidently, we are able to lower your cost and support your business with our years of professional service.
SUV System Ltd is Electronic Components Distributor Supplies,Find Quality Electronic Components Supplies Products IC(Integrated Circuits),Connectors,Capacitor,Resistors,Diodes,Transistors,LED at Suvsystem.com. Sourcing Other Energy, Environment, Excess Inventory Products from Manufacturers and Suppliers at Suvsystem.com
SUV System Ltd insists on the managing faith ofsincereness,speciality,foresight, win-win,so we build up stable-relationship customers located all over the world, including the States, Europe, Argentina, UAE, Malaysia, Australia,and India etc
we are focus on the following fields,and hope we can help you.
IC(Integrated Circuits) Vishay resistors Switches Rectifier Diodes LED part MOTOROLA IC Kingbrigt LED Civil IC Other Parts Atmel IC Current Sensors Resistors components TOSHIBA Diodes Electronic News Discrete Semiconductor Transistors TDK IC INFLNEON Diodes Xilinx IC YAGEO Resistors SANYO IC ST Diodes Fairchild Semiconductor Transistors NS IC BB IC Ligitek LED MURATA IC Diodes Inc VISHAY IC DIODES Transistors Resistor Networks Low Ohmic Resistors chip Filter saws Transistors Freescale Texas Instruments(TI) IC Connectors Microchip IC Zener Diodes Chip Ferrite Beads MAXIM IC FAIRCHILD diodes