It’s funny, but when you think of a teen, you may only see — in your mind’s eye — a teen’s head looking down at a small screen. The research shows teens have a broad diversity of media usage every day. But not every teen is always looking down at his or her phone.
A new study by Common Sense Media shows what media U.S. teens are using on a daily basis (the percentage represents who engages in each activity “every day”):
- Listening to Music 66%
- Watching TV 58%
- Using Social Media 45%
- Watching Online Videos 34%
- Playing Mobile Games 27%
- Reading 19%
- Playing Computer Games 17%
- Playing (console) Video Games 15%
The reason this chart of usage may be surprising is the popularity of off-line media (TV and reading). It’s hard to break stereotypes, unless you look at the data.