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Study: 51 percent of children 8 and under have played a console game

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Study: 51 percent of children 8 and under have played a console game

According to a recent study from non-profit organization Common Sense Media, more than half of the children in the United States ages 8 and under have played console video games.

The study states that 51% of children in the U.S. ages 8 and under have had one console gaming experience, including 44 percent of children 2 to 4 years old and 81 percent of children 5 to 8 years old.

Without question, our youth is now more accessible to various forms of media than they were in recent history. That considered, I think these statistics should give parents a friendly reminder as to which games fit their children’s demographic.

As it turns out, the average age for a child to be exposed to video games is slightly under 4 years old. Let’s just hope that these youngsters are playing Dance Central and steering clear of Call of Duty.

Via [Common Sense Media] and [joystiq]

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