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Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8 18 Year Olds

Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8 18 Year Olds

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Executive Summary of the Kaiser Family Foundation Report: Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8 to 18 Year Olds
Executive Summary of the Kaiser Family Foundation Report: Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8 to 18 Year Olds

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Older teens spend more time listening to music and using the computer, while their

video game-playing and TV-watching goes down. Boys spend more than twice as much time

playing video games as girls do, while girls listen to more music than boys. And African

American youth spend far more time watching TV, going to movies, and playing video games

than White youth do.

Differences in Media Use by Age

Average amount of time young people spend per day…

PLAYING VIDEO GAMES

LISTENING TO MUSIC

USING COMPUTERS

WATCHING TV

0 hours

1 hour

2 hours

4 hours

3 hours

8–10

11–14

15–18

0:33b

1:05a

8–10

11–14

15–18

1:42b

2:24c

0:59a

8–10

11–14

15–18

1:22c

0:37a

1:02b

8–10

11–14

15–18

2:36

3:16

3:17

0:52a

Note: Results in any one cluster with a different superscript differ significantly.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
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Differences in Media Use by Race

Average amount of time 8- to 18-year-olds spend per day…

PLAYING VIDEO GAMES

WATCHING MOVIES

WATCHING TV

0 hours

1 hour

2 hours

5 hours

4 hours

3 hours

WhiteHispanicBlack

0:53ab 1:04b

0:46a

WhiteHispanicBlack

0:48c

0:29b

0:17a

WhiteHispanicBlack

4:05b

2:45a

3:23b

Differences in Media Use by Gender

Average amount of time 8- to 18-year-olds spend per day…

PLAYING VIDEO GAMES

LISTENING TO MUSIC

0 hours

1 hour

2 hours

3 hours

Boys

Girls

2:00b

1:29a

Boys

Girls

0:25b

1:12a

Note: Results in any one cluster with a different superscript differ significantly.

Note: Results in any one cluster with a different superscript differ significantly.

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THE MAJORITY OF YOUNG PEOPLE SAY THEIR PARENTS

DON’T IMPOSE ANY RULES ON THEM REGARDING THEIR

USE OF TV, VIDEO GAMES, MUSIC, OR COMPUTERS.

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