New research has unearthed a dramatic increase in the number of young children who have their own tablet device--42 percent compared to 1 percent in 2011.

The research from Common Sense, which examines media use by kids ages 0-8 and is the third installment in an ongoing series that tracks media and technology use, also uncovered an increase in the amount of time children spend with mobile devices--48 minutes, up from just five minutes in 2011.

The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight is based on a large, nationally representative sample of respondents and replicates...

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