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What is the average amount of time per week American children play video games?

A nationally representative study found that the average American 8-to-18 years old play video games for 13.2 hours per week.

Additional Facts

  • According to a survey of parents, 36% of children ages 0 to 6 years old have played video games.
  • By age 6, the brain grows to 75-90% of its adult size.
  • By age 6, children have begun to have interactions with individuals outside the family and should be faced with the dilemma of having to solve conflicts. If children have been exposed to violent media, they are more likely to resolve conflicts aggressively.