Mary Brophy Marcus, USA Today, June 8, 2011
Minority children spend an average of 13 hours a day using mobile devices, computers, TVs and other media–about 4½ hours more than white kids, says a report out today.
The findings, from Northwestern University, are being presented to childhood and telecommunications experts in Washington, D.C.
Among 8- to 18-year-olds, Asian Americans logged the most media use (13 hours, 13 minutes a day), followed by Hispanics (13 hours), blacks (12 hours, 59 minutes), and whites (8 hours, 36 minutes.)
The report shows that compared with white children, minority youth:
•Watch TV and videos one to two hours more a day;
•Listen to music about an hour more a day;
•Use computers about 1½ hours more a day;
•Play video games 30 to 40 minutes longer a day.