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.



Senior School Library Students’ Survey Now Open

We have big plans for developing the libraries here at Cabra and to do this effectively we need to know what you want from your library. Please take 3 or 4 minutes to complete our online survey so we can get a better idea of how students in 2012 want to use their school library. We’d love as much information and suggestions for improvements and changes as you can give us. The entire survey is completely anonymous so be completely honest. Tell us what kind of books and other resources or technology you think we should invest in. Tell us what kind of look and feel a refurbished library should have. What would make things better for study and more fun to come in. What would encourage you to borrow more books and read more? It’s your library so tell us what you think.

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