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Sunday, 26 April 2015

6 months old babies using smartphones - Survey

6 months old babies using smartphones - Survey

6 months old babies using smartphones

A US-based survey shows that more than one-third of babies even before they learn to walk or talk are tapping on smartphones and tablets.

The findings showed that, one in every seven toddlers is using a device for at least an hour a day! The lead author Hilda Kabali from Einstein Healthcare Network in the US said "We did not expect children were using the devices from the age of six months, Some children were on the screen for as long as 30 minutes"

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.
They recruited the parents of children aging six months to four years old, who were at a pediatric clinics that serves a low-income to fill out the survey.

Results exhibited that 370 parents showed children younger than one year of age were exposed to media devices in a large number: 52 percent watch TV shows, 36 percent tapped or scrolled a screen, 24 percent called someone, 15 percent used apps and 12 percent play video games!

The survey found that by the age of two, most of the children are using smartphones or tablets. The findings were shown on Saturday at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego.

What do you say about the survey? Aren't the babies too ahead in technology? Haha! See you in the discussion section!

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