Kids love screens. If you’ve ever pulled out your phone in front of a child, you know that.
But how much time are young kids really spending with handheld devices each day?
- In 2011, it was 5 minutes.
- By 2013, that had increased to 15.
- In 2017, kids age 8 and under spent 48 minutes per day with a handheld screen — and that doesn’t include TVs or computers.
Minutes spent on handheld screens daily, kids 8 and under
Overall, kids age 8 and younger spend roughly 2.5 hours per day using screens, and that figure increases for kids 8-18.
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To view or download an infographic with information about kids and screen time, click here. To read the AAP screen time guidelines, click here.