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[Graphic News] 12% of young children use smartphones every day: survey

By Nam Kyung-don
  • Published : Jun 3, 2018 - 17:56
  • Updated : Jun 3, 2018 - 17:56




Around 39 percent of children aged between 2 and 5 watch TV daily and 12 percent use smartphones every day, according to Ajou University Hospital, which surveyed the parents of 350 young children.

Forty-eight percent of the children watch TV for an hour a day on average, and 66.5 percent had watched TV before they reached the age of 2. The survey also revealed that 36.5 percent use smartphones more than four days a week, and 12.2 percent had been exposed to mobile phones before they were 12 months old.