American kids 6 to 17 years old now spend 7.5 more hours a week on their studies than their counterparts 20 years ago did.

Research from the University of Michigan shows U.S. children and teens
spend about 36.5 hours a week in school or doing homework.

That doesn’t mean they’re spending less time in front of the
television. Today’s children and teens spend more than 14 hours a week
watching the boob tube–almost as much time as children did in the

As students age from junior to senior high-school levels, they spend
more time on computer activities, less time sleeping, and much more
time visiting, socializing, and studying outside of school, the
researchers found. In general, girls aged 6 to 17 spend less time
playing, more time studying, and less time watching television than
boys do.

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