Study: 38 Percent of Kids Under 2 Have Used a Mobile Device



Kids these days are equipped with certain standard-issue items. Babies get usually get a onesie, a pacifier, a stuffed toy, and maybe an iPadCommon Sense Media, a nonprofit focused on educating families about technology and media, has found that 38 percent of toddlers and babies under the age of 2 have used a mobile device.

James Steyer, CEO and founder of Common Sense Media, describes these kids as “true digital natives.” The study involved an online survey of 1,463 parents with kids 8 and younger. Common Sense Media conducted a similar study in 2011 that found that only 10 percent of kids under the age of 2 had used a mobile device.


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