Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

I don’t get down under that much. As in down under in Australia. Okay, I have never been there.

But the day may be getting closer. Daddy gets asked to speak on cruise ships and he gets offers for Australia every now and then.

Even I went, I don’t think I could get anybody to play with me.

I found this report.

Kids Spend Time Online

Kids Spend Time Online

The average 8-10 year old kid in Australia spends a whopping 5 hours and 29 minutes connected – the TV, listening to music, on their computer or playing video games. Added up individually and that same kid spends 7 hours 51 minutes connected.

That’s serious multi-tasking.

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The average 11-14-year old kid in Australia spends a whopping 8 hours and 40 minutes connected – the TV, listening to music, on their computer or playing video games. Added up individually and that same kid spends 11 hours 53 minutes connected.

The average 15-18-year old kid in Australia spends a whopping 7 hours and 58 minutes connected – the TV, listening to music, on their computer or playing video games. Added up individually and that same kid spends 11 hours 23 minutes connected.

Wow! That’s a lot of time connected to something digital.

I think I spend less than an hour each day. I might watch a 23-minute show on Netflix while going to school each morning. And that’s pretty much it. I get to watch 2 shows on the weekend.

I sure am going to have to do a lot of catching up when I get older.

How much time do your kids spend connected?

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

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