Kids and Mobile Devices: Survey Sheds Light on How Wired Toddlers Really Are

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A mobile device is now just as ubiquitous as some of the childhood toys of the past.

A small survey focused on 350 children ages six months to 4-years-old in Philadelphia found that not only are children learning digital literacy at an even earlier age, but by the age of 4, three-quarters of the sample had their own mobile device.

The results were published day in the journal Pediatrics the based on surveys given to parents while visiting Einstein Medical Center in a largely low-income area.

It was not clear whether the pre-schoolers’ mobile devices were hand-me-downs or …read more