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Youth Tech Usage Charts
'Is Total Gadget Immersion Good or Bad for Kids?' Questions Effects

By: Jennifer Gosnell (Rockstar) May 19, 12

The new ‘Is Total Gadget Immersion Good or Bad for Kids?’ infographic looks at whether new technologies are harming or helping incoming generations.

With smart quotes like “The New Nanny?” that are questioning the behaviour of parents since these technologies have become widely available, the chart looks not only at how kids are responding to the influx of smartphones and tablets, but also how parents are as well. When nearly a quarter of the population have given their child a smartphone or tablet to keep them amused, it’s important to find out the effect of these actions.

Taking into account what children are actually using the technology for, the ‘Is Total Gadget Immersion Good or Bad for Kids?’ graph cites that 46% of kids use just-for-fun apps, while 42% have actual education purpose. Further, parents often cite creative encouragement as a main reason for endorsing the use of these new technologies not only at home, but also in the classroom.

Source: mashable
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