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Common Sense Media released a survey that outlines how teens
spend their time in front of media screens. Their survey revealed that teens
spend nearly 9 hours per day consuming media and, despite a healthy offering of online
media outlets, teens still favor music and television.
Of 2,658 teens and tweens surveyed two-thirds of teenagers said
they listen to music every day, and 58 percent said the same about watching
television, the study reported. Nearly half of all teens percent reported using
social media every day and 36 percent said they enjoyed using social media "a
lot." Nearly 70 percent of teens said they enjoyed listening to music more than
all other forms of media.
Preteens preferred television, with 62 percent of respondents
aged 8 to 12 saying they watched every day, according to the study. Tweens said
they spend just under six hours a day consuming media.
is no surprise that the survey found male teenagers spent an average of 56
minutes a day playing video games, while girls devoted only 7 minutes to
gaming. Girls reported spending more time on social media or reading than boys.
According to the study, a parent's influence on their teen's
consumption was aimed at the type of content that they watched or listened to, rather than the amount of time they spent on media.