How Much Media Do Kids and Teens Consume Each Day?

So, how much screen time is too much? Exactly what are the youngsters watching, doing and how often?

Common Sense Media has released the results of their research into the screen and media usage patterns of kids, tweens and teens.

Tweens, Teens, and Screens: What Our New Research Uncovers

By taking a “census” of kids’ media use, Common Sense’s new study quantifies screen use, identifies unique types of users, and uncovers patterns that could spark improvements in content, access, and learning.
Key Findings Include:
  • It’s not your imagination — media use is off the charts.
  • There is a wide diversity in screen media use.
  • Low-income kids lack access. 
  • Boys’ and girls’ media preferences are very different.
  • Social media use is big — but maybe not super fun. 
  • Everyone can be a maker, but not many are.

Read the whole report here.



Website of the Week: Children’s Book Sequels

children's book sequels This week’s Website of the Week is Children’s Book Sequels. A truly useful site that allows you to search for and identify the sequel to many novels and the next book in the series. The database is searchable by Title, Author and Series Title. It contains an enormous selection of children’s and young adult titles and authors. Check out our ever growing list of websites to help you choose your next favourite book. Just click here.