Data Points: Child’s Play

Children under 8 are spending more time in front of digital screens

Computer use is pervasive among small children—and even the littlest ones are multitasking.

A new study from Common Sense Media found that half of all children (52 percent) have access to one of the newer mobile toys at home: smartphone, video iPod, or a tablet device. Still, good old-fashioned television continues to dominate children’s media use.

Infographic: Carlos Monteiro