Common Sense Media recently released findings from their 2019 census that surveyed parents and children about their media use. A representative sample of more than 1600 tweens and teens provides information on how much time kids are engaging with media and what activities they are engaged in.
Not surprisingly, a couple of key findings reveal that kids are getting their own phones at younger ages and that everyone is spending more time watching online videos.
What should a parent do?
“Though kids’ activities have changed a lot and the ground keeps shifting under our feet, what kids need from their parents remains the same. Being involved and engaged is the key to helping kids learn to use smart judgment, make informed choices, and develop a sense of responsibility in the online (and offline) world.”
Click here to read a summary of the findings.