June 8th, 2011 –

According to a study by Northwestern University, minority kids spend 25% more time a day using electronics — everything from TV’s, mobile phones, computers, video games and other media — than their white peers.  The results are being given to experts in Washington D.C. who work in both the government and private sectors.  The study was done by the Kaiser Family Foundation which tracked media usage by kids aged 6 to 18.

In order, Asians spent 13.5 hours a day using various media, while Hispanics used 13 hours, blacks 12 hours and 59 minutes, and white kids spent an average of 8 hours and 36 minutes engaged to their media.

Explanations included:

  • If kids don’t feel safe in their neighborhood.
  • If their parents’ work-life allows for little time to become more involved in their child’s life on the internet.
  • If the child feels rejected by his or her peers.
  • When they feel they don’t fit in with others kids.
  • Feeling all alone.
  • Economically unable to take part in activities outside the home with their peers.

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