The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop continues to generate significant data with direct application to everyday parenting. A recent report, “Families Matter: Designing media for a digital age,” is a quick read with helpful parent take-aways. (See link below for executive summary.)
This research confirms what we’ve read consistently: parents are unaware of how much time kids spend using media and what children are doing. Supervision of mobile devices is harder than monitoring a TV or desktop which is stationary in a visible location in the house.
Anyway, this is a good read.