Common Sense Media conducted a study that explored young people’s use of the full range of media and technology. The study offers a picture of the use of digital media by kids, age 8 to 18 in the U.S., (between 2658 kids and teens) including the level of enjoyment, frequency of use, and amount of time devoted to a wide array of media activities and devices, social media usage, reading habits, and tv preferences. Report discovers that they spend 6 to 9 hours a day on average, consuming digital media. That’s more time than teens typically spend sleeping, and more time than they spend with their parents and teachers. Teens watch TV shows, videos and movies, playing video games, reading, listening to music and checking social media on their phone.
We tackle this by turning off our home WiFi early evening on weekdays; and of course we have filters for the internet.
The volume of digital technology we are exposed to makes people in all ages behave similarly around the world. This is a 24/7 digital media technology world. These are the days.