The info graphic is a startling revelation of the impact of media on children. The term media includes TV, music, computers, video games, movies and print. According to surveys, the total media exposure per child on a typical day averages to 10.45 hours with focused usage amounting to a neat 7.30 hours.
So basically kids on an average are gaping at a screen for 7 hours a day. It is said that in 2009 kids who owned gadgets has increased substantially with close to a 2/3rd of the population having access to cell phones and music players. Also children are more connected now than ever before. More than 84% have access to internet at home.
All these statistics have an influence on the grades of such children at school. Heavy users have worse grades, have fewer friends, trouble with parents and unhappy at school and in general. Further, no media rules at homes mean more exposure to violence, which in turn reflects on the poor behavior of the child.
Adolescents who watch and listen to rap music and videos are more likely to start drinking alcohol early and take to banned substances easily. The info graphic concludes with an appeal to the parents and facilitators to focus on media exposure and its extreme impact on our children and come out with immediate solutions for curbing this invasion.