The Repercussions of Growing Up on Screens

Instead of drawing hopscotch games on sidewalks, riding their bikes through the neighborhood, and soaking up the childhood sunshine, most kids these days stay indoors, glued to their screens. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation research report Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds, total screen exposure for 8-18 year olds has risen over the past two decades to an average of more than 7 hours per day. The report shows that the most at risk of excessive screen exposure are middle schoolers, boys, and Latino and African Americans. Unfortunately, a lot of what children see on screens is not healthy for them.


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