Kids spend nearly 11 hours a day accessing media (podcast)

The director of a new study talks about how kids spend nearly 11 hours a day consuming media on cell phones, computers, video consoles and, of course, TVs.

Study director Victoria Rideout CBS/The Early Show (via

Larry Magid speaks with Kaiser Family Foundation Vice President Victoria Rideout, who is director of a new study that shows a "dramatic" rise in the amount of time children and teens spend using entertainment media, "especially among minority youth." The study, "Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-year-olds," only focused on recreational use of media, not homework, school-related online research, or reading books for school. The full report on how kids are using media on computers, phones, game consoles TVs, and other devices study can be read here .

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Larry Magid is a technology journalist and an Internet safety advocate. He's been writing and speaking about Internet safety since he wrote Internet safety guide "Child Safety on the Information Highway" in 1994. He is co-director of, founder of and, and a board member of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Larry's technology analysis and commentary can be heard on CBS News and CBS affiliates, and read on He also writes a personal-tech column for the San Jose Mercury News. You can e-mail Larry.


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