With So Many Kids Online And Plugged Into Technology Are We Losing Sight Of What A Real Childhood Is All About?
A recent study shows that 81% of two-year-olds have a digital footprint. Really? And you thought you were spending too...
A recent study shows that 81% of two-year-olds have a digital footprint. Really? And you thought you were spending too much time online. AVG, an Internet security firm, just released some new survey results that show the following trends among the youngest surfers...
- The average six-month-old baby already has an online presence courtesy of their parents
- 33% of little ones have their images posted online from birth, while 23% of mamas noted that they post pre-birth baby scans online before their baby arrives.
- 7% of babies have an email address.
- Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds - this study points out that 8-18 year-old kids today spend an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes using entertainment media in ONE day. That’s 58 hours a week. Guess how much time that leaves for exercise and other activities? If you said, "Not much" congrats, you get a big cookie.
- By the time most U.S. children enter kindergarten, they have spent more than 5,000 hours in front of a television – which is literally enough time to earn a college degree.
- The prevalence of obesity among children aged 6 to 11 has more than doubled in the past 20 years, to 17 percent of children in this age group.
- The rate of clinically obese adolescents (aged 12-19) has more than tripled, to 17.6 percent.
- The rising childhood obesity rates comes with serious health issue for kids like respiratory difficulties, chronic musculoskeletal problems, skin problems and infertility, insulin resistance such as type 2 diabetes, gallbladder disease and osteoarthritis. Raised BMI also increases the risks of cancer of the breast, colon, prostate, endometroium, kidney and gallbladder.
- The Centers for Disease Control notes that the obesity rise among kids has occurred due to the total lack of physical activity in kids lives.
- Warm weather nature outings for baby
- Head outside with your baby
- Quit TV time and go out and play
- Get outside when it's cold