Common Sense Media has published a new research report, Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America 2013 (Fall 2013), which is based on the results of a large-scale, nationally representative survey on the media use of children age zero to eight. The study replicated the methods used in an earlier 2011 study and documents how children's media environments and behaviors have changed since then. See this infographic for highlights. Some findings include:
- 72% of young children have used mobile media compared to 38% two years ago, and the average amount of time children spend using mobile devices has increased from 5 to 15 minutes a day.
- 65% of poor and minority children have access to mobile media devices and applications compared to 22% two years ago, but there is still a large gap between rich and poor.
- 38% of children under 2 have used a smartphone, tablet, or similar device for playing games, watching videos, or engaging in related activities, compared to 10% two years ago.