Problem 1— Screen Time
Excessive screen time can cause setbacks in children’s health, social and emotional development. This can hinder their ability to engage in the typical everyday activities that enable them to learn about the world and themselves.
are spent on the phone from ages 8-11.
are spent on the phone from ages 12-18.
more likely to be diagnosed with depression for teens who spend 7+ hrs/day on devices.
of teens are more at risk of suicide when spending 5+ hrs/day on a device.
Problem 2— Social Media
Social media is the most common place where kids are exposed to mature content and interaction, bad language, extreme ideas and even become victims of perpetrators and cyberbullies and sex crimes.
of teens say parents would be shocked to see their social media.
feel pressure to post content that makes them look good to others.
Problem 3— Explicit Content
Explicit content is media that portrays provocative, sexual, or inappropriate content. This may be constituted as bad language, sexualized or pornographic images/videos, or acts of violence.
9 of 10
kids are unwillingly exposed to explicit content.
is the average age of when kids are exposed to pornography.
Problem 4— Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, or embarrass a person. This abuse includes sending compromising messages, hacking, rumors, posting embarrassing photos, and the list goes on and on.
1 in 3
kids become a victim of cyberbullying.
of teens witness cyberbullying regularly.
Problem 5— Sex Crimes
Social media is the most common place where kids are exposed to mature content and interaction, bad language, extreme ideas and even become victims of perpetrators and cyberbullies.
1 in 5
youth received a sexual solicitation online.
of online sex crimes start with social media.