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Kids spend more than 53 hours a week using electronic media, a new survey finds. To avoid this overload, the Church says: “One should practice moderation and discipline in the use of the social communications media” (Catechism, No. 2512).
BY The Editors
Kids spend more than 53 hours a week using
electronic media, a new Kaiser Family Foundation survey finds, USA
Electronic media are now “a part of the air
that kids breathe,” said Vicky Rideout, director of Kaiser’s Program for the
Study of Media and Health.
“Compared with peers a decade ago, young
people spend 79 more minutes of free time each day listening to music, watching
TV and movies, playing video games and hanging out online,” the article noted.
“Nearly twice as many now say they do at least two of these at the same time.”
Rideout observed, “Anything that takes up
this much time, we really do need to think about it and talk about it.”
The Church says the same thing in the
Catechism: “One should practice moderation and discipline in the use of the
social communications media” (No. 2512).