Join Our Twitter Party to Discuss the App Divide/Screen Time Use By Our Kids on November 17th at 9pm EST

Posted by ruckusholly on November 1st, 2011

App DivideLike many of you, we read the NY Times piece, amongst many others, titled “Screen Time Higher Than Ever for Children Study Finds”, with great interest last week. It talked about the results of a study conducted by Common Sense Media that came up with new findings regarding children and their use of screen time including:

- Children under 8 are spending more time than ever in front of screens

- For the first time, there is an emerging “app gap” in which affluent children are likely to use mobile educational games while those in low-income families are the most likely to have televisions in their bedrooms.

- Almost half the families with incomes above $75,000 had downloaded apps specifically for their young children, compared with one in eight of the families earning less than $30,000. More than a third of those low-income parents said they did not know what an “app” — short for application — was.

- Half of children in the study under 8 had access to a mobile device like a smartphone, a video iPod, or an iPad or other tablet.

- The report found that despite more than a decade of warnings from the American Academy of Pediatrics that screen time offers no benefits for children under 2.

As an app developer and lover of books, Ruckus Media has definite opinions about some of these results and we are sure you do, too, so we thought we’d spend this month’s Twitter Party discussing the results and sharing our thoughts with each other.

Come hang out with us on Thursday, November 17th from 9-10pm EST at hashtag #RuckusAppDivide on Twitter (or on TweetGrid, TweetDeck or TweetChat, whichever platform you prefer.  @momtodanielle, thechattymomma, @davidbfox and @huppiemama will be on board to moderate the discussion, and as usual, we’ll great giveaways including plenty of Ruckus apps.  You must RSVP on Twitvite to be in the running for the prizes.

If you’re not already following us, we’re on Twitter at @RuckusMedia.  RSVP for the Twitter party here and while you are at it, please join us on Facebook  for the latest and greatest on Ruckus. Be sure to check out our videos on You Tube, sign up for our RSS feed and pick up our apps on iTunes.

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