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Almost every child under 4 years old has used mobile technology

A study in the United States has revealed that virtually every toddler has been exposed to these devices.

The results of a new study have now revealed that four year old American children have nearly all used mobile technology such as smartphones and tablets at some point in their lives.

These outcomes led researchers to say that families are in urgent need of proper usage guidelines.

The study identified what they called a “digital divide” that ran as recently as 2013 in which there has been a kind of difference in the ownership of tablets among various income groups. The researchers used this most recent study to help to decide whether or not that gap was continuing to exist and, if so, to determine to what degree the difference in mobile technology access was persisting among the different income groups. In order to do this, researchers conducted a survey of the parents of 350 children aged six months to four years old.

The mobile technology study was conducted by researchers from Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.

children mobile technologyThe report on the study was published in the Pediatrics journal. Leading the study was Dr. Hilda Kabali. At the moment, the publisher of the journal, the American Academy of Pediatrics, is recommending that parents eliminate any use of mobile screens among children younger than the age of two. The reason is that there are concerns with regards to the potential impact of these device in delaying a child’s learning of language.

By the age of two years, the majority of the children in the study were already using smartphones or tablets and the researchers found that these kids were spending a large amount of time in front of television and mobile device screens. For instance, the average daily screen time for a two year old was determined to be 44 minutes. That said, the average amount of time that children spent watching shows or videos on mobile devices was 29 minutes. Moreover, the average child in that age group also spent a daily 20 minutes using apps.

By the age of four years, 97 percent of children had used a mobile device. The researchers say that this reveals a decrease in the digital gap and have said that the decreasing cost of mobile technology as well as entertainment apps and popular streaming sites help to explain this trend.

Mobile technology is being used at an addictive rate

A recent study has shown that 1 in every 10 people check their smartphones the moment they wake up.

According to the results of a recent study, one person in ten will use a mobile technology device, such as a smartphone, as soon as they wake up in the morning, and nearly half of all people will check that device a minimum of 50 times per day.

The study involved the participation of 4,000 people and determined that many check mobile devices often.

Nearly half of the people in the Millennial generation will check their mobile technology within the first five minutes of being awake in the morning. Moreover, many people will also check their devices repeatedly throughout the day, at a minimum of 50 times, on average. The habit of checking devices by Millennials will also occur at night, as one in four will check their mobile devices while they’re in bed at night. As a whole, smartphone owners are estimated to check their devices 1.1 billion times per day.

Over one in three people will check their mobile technology devices 25 to 50 times per day.

Mobile Technology - addictive usersAnother 16 percent of people will check their devices over 50 times per day from the time they get up in the morning to when they go to bed at night (this did not include the off chance that someone might wake in the night and check a device).

The study, which was published in the Deloitte Mobile Consumer report, was held in the United Kingdom and was based on a survey of 4,000 people in a range of different age groups and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Beyond the tenth of all people who will check their devices within five minutes of waking, 53 percent of all mobile device owners will check their gadgets within the first 15 minutes of waking up in the morning.

It is currently estimated that 76 percent of all adults in the United Kingdom are smartphone mobile technology owners. This is an increase of 6 percent over what it had been in 2014. Every year, there are over 32 million of the devices purchased in that country, and another 6 million are estimated to be handed down each year.