Is the Internet Making Our Children Stupid? [Infographic]

By middle school, children spend more time with digital media than they do with their teachers or even with their parents, according to a recent study. Is the internet a good teacher? Apparently not.

  • In the last decade, the average attention span has dropped from 12 minutes to 5 minutes.
  • 76% of educators say that students expect to find information quickly and easily because of search engines.
  • More than 90% of American children have an online history by age 2.

This infographic visualizes statistics on how much time teenagers are spending on their phones and computers and offers some tips on cutting back.

Infographic Courtesy of WhoIsHostingThis.com

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