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How Are Kids And Teens Engaging With Media Today?




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Teenager using social media on her phone.
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Common Sense, a nonprofit research organization that looks at issues surrounding media, technology and children, released new research looking at media use of young people ages eight to 18. 

The new report is an update of Common Sense Census, a study conducted about four years ago. Currently, YouTube overpowers video games and television as entertainment for kids and teenagers. The study also looks at screen time for kids. Kids ages eight to 12 years old spend just under five hours a day in front of a screen, whereas teens average more than seven hours.

In addition, low-income kids spend almost two hours more a day using a screen for entertainment compared to higher-income youth. Kids are getting phones at a younger age compared to in 2015. And boys and girls are reportedly using media in different ways. Larry sits down with the CEO and founder of Common Sense Media to discuss the latest findings in the report.

How are technology and media impacting your child? Join the conversation by calling 866-893-5722.  

Guest:

Jim Steyer, CEO and founder of Common Sense Media in San Francisco, a nonprofit research organization that focuses on issues surrounding children, technology and media