LIFESTYLE

Mamiverse: Raising More Media Literate Children

RUESSELSHEIM, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 22:  Children play video games on smartphones while attending a public event on September 22, 2012 in Ruesselsheim, Germany. Smartphones, with their access to social networks, high-resolution screens, video games and internet acess, have become commonplace among children and teenagers across the globe.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

RUESSELSHEIM, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 22: Children play video games on smartphones while attending a public event on September 22, 2012 in Ruesselsheim, Germany. Smartphones, with their access to social networks, high-resolution screens, video games and internet acess, have become commonplace among children and teenagers across the globe. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)  (2012 Getty Images)

The average young person in America spends most of his or her free time—more than 10 hours a day—engaged with media. And if that were not daunting enough, the number goes up to 13 hours of media a day for Latino kids. Yet, research shows it takes just 30 minutes of television programming (and the accompanying advertising), one time, to negatively affect how someone feels about him or herself.

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