Most Parents Are Not Concerned With Children's Electronic Usage

According to a Northwestern University study released yesterday, most parents in the United States are not concerned about how much their children use electronics.

Fifty-five percent of parents say technology is not an issue at all.
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"I had an ipod but i traded my sister for a tablet and now I have a little mp3," said nine-year-old Savannah Tate.

Whether is it an ipod, computer or video game children seem to be addicted.

"I go to my room put my stuff down and turn on the TV," said Tate

Some adults feel the same way.

"It is hard to find a kid that is not on an ipad or DSor something instead of going out and climbing a tree or the other random things kids did when they were younger," said Boys and Girls Clubs of the Wiregrass employee Kyle Allen.

If they are on the computer, there are some things parents can to to keep their children safe.

"As long as the parents are being vigilant and checking out what the kids are doing it can help out a lot," said Allen.

And no one is saying put down the gadget for good.

"Playing on the computer is a good thing too just make sure you are doing it in moderating as with anything else," said Allen.

But some kids think they can stay way from electrronics for a while.

"I could go a year without technology," said Tate.

Whether children are using electronic devices or not, it is important to remember to limit their usage and stay off inappropriate sites.


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