The average young American now spends practically every waking minute — except for the time in school — using a smart phone, computer, television or other electronic device, according to a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Those ages 8 to 18 spend more than seven and a half hours a day with such devices, compared with less than six and a half hours five years ago, when the study was last conducted. And that does not count the hour and a half that youths spend texting, or the half-hour they talk on their cellphones.
Comment: I'm sick and tired of hearing about what great "educational tools" overstimulating technology has become. If it screws up the way we process information and turns the attention span to that of a goldfish - then what good is it? If we care more about what's going on in a 2" x 3" screen than in the real world then what kind of society is that going to yield?