Preschoolers Spend More Time Online Than Parents Think, Study Says

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It’s no secret that screen time has been on the rise for kids, as tired parents struggle to manage work, household chores and childcare (an impossible task). However, a recent study indicates that preschoolers are spending more time with screens than parents realize.

The study, which was published in the journal Pediatrics, looked at data from 346 parents of kids aged 3 to 5 years old, as well as data from programs that objectively track how much a device is being used. The study found that approximately 35 percent of the preschoolers had their own device and used it for an average of almost two hours each day. Among the kids in this group, 40.5 percent of kids used their device for less than an hour a day; 26.5 percent used it for one to two hours a day; 12 percent use it for two to three hours; 6 percent used it for three to four hours; and 15 percent used it for four or more…

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