Common Sense Media, a San Francisco nonprofit that studies children’s relationship with technology, just released a survey showing an enormous spike in mobile media use by children 8 and under: Mobile is having a big impact on the youngest members of society.
The study found that nearly half of kids 8 and younger — 42 percent — have a tablet of their own, up from less than 1 percent who owned their own tablets in 2011.
Campaign From Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Coincides With Study Showing Kids’ Uses of Devices Has Spiked Sharply. Check out three of the :30s here.
Recently, Comcast took a survey showing parents across the country are almost unanimous in their belief that disconnecting from devices during mealtime improves family bonding (98 percent), with nearly half (42 percent) not able to remember the last time their family had a device-free meal and some going so far as to disconnect their modems to stop their children’s Wi-Fi usage.
If this hits too close to home, check out the xFi app from Comcast. The xFi experience can be controlled via a mobile app (iOS and Android), website, and on the TV with the X1 voice remote. Chances are you have it as xFi is now available to more than 10 million Xfinity Internet customers with a compatible Xfinity Wi-Fi device, and comes at no extra cost.
From the NY Times – As podcast makers look to expand their audience — just under a quarter of Americans have listened to a podcast in the past month — they’re turning to a previously untapped demographic: children.
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