Reports: 2 in 5 kids use gadgets before speaking

In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 file photo, Frankie Thevenot, 3, plays with an iPad in his bedroom at his home in Metairie, La. As of Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, a Boston-based group, is urging federal investigators to examine the marketing practices of Fisher-Price's and Open Solution's mobile apps. It's the campaign's first complaint against the mobile app industry as part of its broader push to hold accountable businesses that market technology to very young children and their parents. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
October 28, 2013 3:40:01 PM PDT
If you've ever had a hard time figuring out your new smartphone or tablet, check this out.

A new report finds that nearly 2 in 5 children have used a mobile device before they could even speak a full sentence.

A study by Common Sense Media finds that 38 percent of children under the age of two have used a smartphone or tablet for playing games, watching videos, and other uses.

That's up from just 10 percent in 2011. And by the time kids turn 8 that number jumps to 72 percent.


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