Report: More than half of kids admit they’re addicted to mobile devices

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – More than 50 percent of kids say they’re addicted to their mobile devices.

In a new report by Common Sense, more than 1,200 parents and their kids ages 12 to 18-years-old were interviewed.

The report found tweens spend almost six hours per day on TV, video games, social media and the internet. Teens spend more than nine hours per day on the same things.

To ween your child off their devices, parents can establish rules like creating media-free times during meals or one hour before bedtime.

Parents might also consider establishing media-free zones, like no phones or tablets in bedrooms or cars, or limiting kids’ number of social media posts to about five per week.

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