The risk, they say, is that developing brains can become more easily habituated than adult brains to constantly switching tasks — and less able to sustain attention.

“Their brains are rewarded not for staying on task but for jumping to the next thing,” said Michael Rich, an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and executive director of the Center on Media and Child Health in Boston.

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By all rights, Vishal, a bright 17-year-old, should already have finished the book, Kurt Vonnegut’s “Cat’s Cradle,” his summer reading assignment. He typically favors Facebook, You Tube and making digital videos. Bypassing Vonnegut, he clicks over to You Tube, meaning that tomorrow he will enter his senior year of high school hoping to see an improvement in his grades, but without having completed his only summer homework.

On You Tube, “you can get a whole story in six minutes,” he explains. I prefer the immediate gratification.” Students have always faced distractions and time-wasters.

But each year, scores of kids are treated in hospital emergency departments for toy-related injuries.

Choking is a particular risk for kids ages 3 or younger, because they tend to put objects in their mouths.

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Manufacturers follow certain guidelines and label most new toys for specific age groups. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) closely monitors and regulates toys.