What is the actual effect of prolonged internet use on children? Several recent studies have tried to address this very issue, with both complementary and conflicting results.

Two studies examined and compared different types of media use by kids.

The studies attempt to draw conclusions about the effects of high internet use versus other types of media—namely television, movies, music, and print.

In "Kids & Media: The New Millennium," the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) revealed that the typical American child ages two to 18 spends an average of almost five-and-a-half hours per day...

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