Youth just can’t get over media
Youth are spending more time with nearly every form of media than ever, according to a report released Wednesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.world Updated: Jan 22, 2010 00:13 IST
Youth are spending more time with nearly every form of media than ever, according to a report released Wednesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
They spend more hours on the computer, in front of television, playing video games, texting and listening to music than an adult spends full-time at work. The only media young people aren’t soaking up, the study says, are newspapers, magazines and other print publications.
Youth spend more than 7 1/2 hours a day using electronic media, or more than 53 hours a week, the 10-year study says.
“And because they spend so much of that time ‘media multitasking’ (using more than one medium at a time), they actually manage to pack a total of 10 hours and 45 minutes worth of media content into those 7½ hours.”
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