From: Bill Kendrick <nbs@so...> - 2009-06-11 20:09:48
I just saw a link to this article on another list I'm on, and thought it
might be interesting to folks in this community:
Report: kids' use of tech growing exponentially
...A new report from the NPD Group says that use of these devices has
grown by an "impressive" rate among 4 to 14 year olds, and that their
usage is even changing over time as technology matures...
...there's an increase in kids who have their own laptops, suggesting
that parents are buying them specifically for the child's use.
In fact, households with kids already have an average of 11 consumer
electronics devices, and a third of parents reported that they planned
to buy a device specifically for their kids over the next
year. Predictably, younger children will be the recipients of
educational toys while older kids will get things like digital cameras
and cell phones. Thirty percent of kids in the survey had their own
digital music player, while 37 percent had their own gaming handheld,
and 26 percent of kids had their own console.
NPD added that kids' usage of things like music players, laptops, and
digital cameras has grown at an "impressive" rate -- 37 percent this
year, compared to only 6 percent in 2005. ...
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