According to a recent study of public fund Kaiser Family Foundation, the typical American high school student a daily basis for electronic entertainment more time working than the average employed adult. The fund made a careful observation of 2,000 children and adolescents from 8 to 18 years.
Report of the Fund, entitled "Generation M: Media in the life of 8-18 year olds," was presented yesterday in Washington. It states that the life of a child is full of media than whenever before. Daily electronic entertainment (TV, Internet, MP3 players, video games, radio, etc.) occupy in the lives of children more than 6.5 hours.
The main change in the media lives of children in recent years - their "multi-tasking": each child at the same time exposed to more media. Children can simultaneously sit at the computer, watch TV or listen to the radio broadcast. If you add together the total time that the child is under the influence of the media, the final figure will be about 8.5 hours.
Many young people live in homes where the TV is most of the time. In two-thirds of the homes the TV is when the family sits at the table and in half - not off almost never - no matter, watch it or not.
According to the materials Center for Media Research