Children and Electronic Media
American children are heavily exposed to media, with almost constant access and often without adult supervision. In addition to television and radio, growing numbers have access to video games, ipods, cell phones, and the internet and social networking websites. Young people spend more time using media than they do on any single activity other than sleep. Some people believe that media technology is helping American children become better educated, more socially connected, and better informed than any previous generation. Others fear that it is a hazard - exposing them to advertising, disturbing images, and strangers.