F280, Revised February 2016
Average U.S. home has 3 TVs; 56 percent have 3 or more.
59 percent of U.S. homes with TV have digital cable.
90 percent of U.S. homes with TV also have a computer with Internet access.
Approximate hours of TV watched per week:
Reducing TV time can help prevent excess weight and obesity.
For children under age 3, screen time is linked with sleep problems.
National Screen-Free Week is an annual celebration of the magic of being unplugged. During this week, parents, children, teachers and others across the country turn off screen media — including TVs, video games, computers, tablets, e-readers, cellphones and smartphones — and get in touch with being unplugged.
Use this time to take a look at your family’s screen-use habits. How many hours are spent using a screen compared to doing other activities? Here are some ways to change these habits:
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