As access to devices has spread, children in poorer families are spending considerably more time than children from more well-off families using their television and gadgets to watch shows and videos, play games and connect on social networking sites, studies show.
This growing time-wasting gap, policy makers and researchers say, is more a reflection of the ability of parents to monitor and limit how children use technology than of access to it.
1. Write a blog comment below, in response.
Include the following:
a. Describe the point of the article. What is the reporter observing?
b. What evidence does he use to support his observation?
c. What are the best ideas for dealing with the problem he outlines?
d. What ideas do you have for dealing with this situation?
e. How do your parents manage your Internet time?
f. Any general comment you have about the topic or the article.