“While it is no surprise that kids these days are spending more time staring at screens, the data can be striking. Today, more than two-thirds of US toddlers use tablets and 59% of them of them use smartphones. However, little research exists about how this increase in screen time affects the health and development of young people. This might change soon, as a bipartisan bill has been introduced in the US Senate which allocates $95 million towards research into how technology can impact child growth and development. Earlier this summer, we checked in with Oregonians to find out how they feel about the relationship today’s youth have with new technologies and social media.”
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