Media Use and Today's Youth
A Kaiser Family Foundation study has found that youth from 8 to 18 spend almost every waking moment outside of school on the Internet, watching TV, listening to music on MP3 players, texting, or using some other electronic device.
Although that "only" totals about seven and one-half hours a day, because of multitasking the total adds up to about eleven hours a day. This total jumped about one and one-half hours a day since 2005
The graph below shows the relative use of each.
** Since this was written there are indications that the amount of time spent texting has gone up and the amount of time spent talking on cell phones has gone down.
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