American Children 8-18 Average Over 75 Media Hours per Week!

 

The hours of mass media consumed by American children and teenagers just took another big jump upward.

A new study by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation shows that American children age 8-18 consume on average 75 and one-quarter hours of one or another form of mass media per week, an increase of more than 15 hours per week since 2004.

The study observed 2,002 school-age children from October 2008 until May 2009. It was supported by a more comprehensive study of 702 students who wrote media diaries.

Media Consumption, Age 8-18

Average Hours and Minutes Per Day

 

Media

Hours/Minutes

TV

4:29

Music/Audio

2:31

Computer

1:29

Video Games

1:13

Print

0:38

Movies

0:25

Total Per Day

10:45

Source: TopNews Network, 01/21/10.

 

Comments

comments