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Parents should monitor children's time on mobile devices

In Our Opinion


The digital age has put a difficult debate on the table for parents. Smartphones and tablets have become the next big frontier for child entertainment, learning and engagement. Today’s younger generation is being raised to be connected at all times — from their GPS navigation to text communication with friends.

According to a 2013 survey conducted by GfK for Common Sense Media, three out of four kids have access to mobile devices at home. Since 2011, children’s use of mobile devices has gone from 38 to 72 percent.

It’s obvious these devices aren’t going away anytime soon and no...

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