One of the main predicaments of parents today is controlling their kids’ computer time. This issue has become a major concern for parents, school guidance counselors and child psychologists.
It cannot be denied that computers and other portable game consoles can be quite addictive as proven by the amount of time spent by young children using them. Millions of households also own PCs and video game consoles and the latest video game industry statistics showed that 190 million households in the U.S. will be using a next-generation video game console in 2012. The figures provided by Grabstats.com also showed that 65 percent of American households play computer or video games.
Other survey findings revealed that of children aged 0-8 years old, one in 10 use an iPad, iPod, smart phone or similar device to play games, watch videos or use other apps. The average time spent in a typical day doing this is 43 minutes.
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Originally posted on March 11, 2012 @ 1:59 am