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: Essential Books For Kids and Teens

13-17 Year Olds Reding GuideThis week’s Website of the Week is Essential Books For Kids and Teens brought to you by the excellent Common Sense Media Site. This online reading guide provides very short descriptions of tried and tested, popular reads for all ages, abilities and interests. The guide is divided into three age levels; ages 2-6, ages 7-12 and ages 13-17. Stuck for something good to read, then check these suggestions out.

Download the PDF guide below.

Common Sense Media essential_books_guide_13-17