Children’s Immersion in Technology is “Shocking”
Psychologist Dr. Jim Taylor at seattlepi.com writes that he was “shocked” when I he read the results of the latest Kaiser Foundation survey of technology use by young people ages eight to eighteen. The 2009 study was a follow-up to an identical survey it conducted in 2005. In the previous survey, the researchers found that, on average, young people spent more than five-and-a-half hours a day interacting with technology unrelated to school. At the time, they assumed that given the busy schedules that young people have these days, an increase in their use of technology was impossible. How wrong they were!