Media Use By Tweens And Teens


Social media has clearly become part of the fabric of teenagers’ lives, yet the time they spend using it has remained virtually unchanged since 2015. Mobile gaming has also remained steady. How young people access TV shows has certainly changed, with live TV down and subscription and other online viewing up, and that may have important implications for young people’s com- mercial exposure andfor co-viewing and co ntent choices. But in the big picture, it seems clear that after a period of rapid and revolutionary change in the media landscape of tweens and teens, we are now in the midst of a (perhaps temporary) period of relative stability.

And that may give researchers, parents, and educators a chance to catch up.