Research + News | Topic: Media

Time With Tunes: How Technology Is Driving Music Consumption

On average, Americans spend just over 32 hours a week listening to music in 2017, up 5.5 hours over last year. Read the article here.

New Healthy Media Habits for Young Kids

Now that screen time recommendations are more flexible, it’s time for new rules. Read the blog from Common Sense Media here.

The Common Sense Census: Media Use By Kids Age Zero To Eight 2017

Combined with the data from the 2011 and 2013 reports, the 2017 Zero to Eight study gives us a clearer view of how young children’s media use has evolved over time and provides a foundation for how we can use technology to support children’s learning, play, and growth. Read the highlights and access the full report from Common Sense Media by clicking here.

TV/Video Games In Bedroom Can Lead To Child Issues

New research suggests that when a child has a TV or video games in their bedroom, negative consequences may happen. Read the article here.

Snapchat Throws Lifeline To College Papers

Some beleaguered college pubs are getting a boost, and possibly a new lease on life, courtesy of mobile visual messaging platform Snapchat. Read the article here.

In Germany, Amazon Makes A Play For Kids’ Digital Time

FreeTime’s launch on Android could reinforce its digital content dominance. Read the report here.

Youth Movement: Gen Z Boasts The Largest, Most Diverse Media Users Yet

While Millennials continue to grab headlines for their tech-savvy penchant for adopting new technologies and their unique media behaviors, the first-quarter 2017 Nielsen Total Audience Report sheds some much-needed light on the NEXT generation of consumers—Generation Z—as well as how different generations adopt and use established and nascent devices and platforms.

Read the research here.

Gen Z Spends Less Time With Text

It seems that long and short form video is the way to connect with Gen Z. Read the article here.

Teens Switching To ‘On Demand’ Instead Of Live TV

A study of the viewing habits of children and teenagers in the UK highlights a number of important shifts in the way media is consumed. Read the article here.

You Won’t Believe What Kids Are Writing About Celebs, Book Characters, and Other Pop Culture Stars

Learn about the colorful world of fanfiction, where kids write and share original (but often racy) stories. Read this blog post from Common Sense Media here.