Common Sense Media Census Measures Plugged-In Parents

Michael Robb, Common Sense Media, Dec 08, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is a nice corrective to the recent panic about children's screen time. Their parents account for more than their own fair share! "On any given day, parents of American tweens and teens average more than nine hours with screen media each day. Eighty-two percent of that time (almost eight hours) is devoted to personal screen media activities such as watching TV, social networking, and video gaming, with the rest used for work." It has not helped them spot fake news. The full report (52 page PDF) is available, but you may have to go through an intrusive spam info collection registration process. See also coverage on KidScreen.

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