By taking a “census” of kids’ media use, Common Sense’s new study quantifies screen use, identifies unique types of users, and uncovers patterns that could spark improvements in content, access, and learning.
Key Findings Include:
It’s not your imagination — media use is off the charts.
There is a wide diversity in screen media use.
Low-income kids lack access.
Boys’ and girls’ media preferences are very different.
Social media use is big — but maybe not super fun.
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Definitely a coffin, though, as the inside is all white cushions and pillows and --
. . . .
Crisscrossing the bedding are streamers of metallic-sided tape.
They look as if they've been torn and pulled against, as if someone was tied down by them and that person struggled and pulled with all their might until they were free.
Free to stumble blindly down the stairs before collapsing on the path outside. (page 90)