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Modern Parents Not Concerned About Their Child's TV Time
2013-06-05 15:16:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new study, modern parents are unlikely to worry about how much screen time their child is receiving. Northwestern University researchers said they have found that the majority of American parents today are unconcerned about their child's media use. They also have found that parents have adopted different parenting styles related to media. The team surveyed more than 2,300 parents of children up to 8-years-old....

2011-06-08 14:20:19

Minority youth aged 8 to 18 consume an average of 13 hours of media content a day -- about 4-1/2 hours more than their white counterparts, according to a Northwestern University report, the first national study to focus exclusively on children's media use by race and ethnicity. "In the past decade, the gap between minority and white youth's daily media use has doubled for blacks and quadrupled for Hispanics," says Northwestern Professor Ellen Wartella, who directed the study and heads the...

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