How does your son or daughter’s screen time measure?

Story highlights Report: Children up to age 8 spend spend an average of 2 hours and 19 minutes each day on screen media

For youngsters 8 to 12, it’s 4 time and 36 minutes each day

The Mother or father Curve offers a look at the norms and numbers around tough decisions parents face. Where happen to be you on the curve?

(CNN) It isn’t unusual for kids to sulk or throw a tantrum when father and mother demand they turn off the television or deposit the phone, but also for father and mother, what’s on that screen — or how lengthy a kid has been staring at it — may be the bigger worry.

The Mother or father Curve offers a look at the norms and numbers around tough decisions parents face. Where happen to be you on the curve?

The American Academy of Pediatrics warns that overuse of digital media and screens can put children and teens at risk of obesity, sleep problems, cyberbullying and bad performance at school. There are also safety problems: The academy encourages father and mother to speak to their children about online security and safeguarding privacy, keep these things refrain from risky online behavior like sexting and be wary of online solicitations.

Just how much time are kids spending buried in screens?

A article released this year by GOOD SENSE Media said kids up to age 8 spend an average of 2 hours and 19 minutes each day on screen media. The lion’s share of that time is occupied by Television set and video viewing only; it takes up 72% of all screen time.

That’s a rise from 2011, when the average daily screen media time for the same generation was 1 hour 55 minutes. Time spent on most devices, including Television set, computers, video games and DVDs, has dropped since 2011, but time spent on mobile phones has more than doubled. (The recent outcomes were acquired through a survey of just one 1,454 father and mother of children age 8 or under conducted in January and February.)

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