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Unformatted text preview: Laura Miller Prelim #1 Review Comm. 330: Media and Human Development Lecture Slides and Notes Children and their Media Time Spent with Media? Young people live media-saturated lives o Children 6 months to 6 years average 1.5 hours per day o Children 8-18 years spend an average of almost 6 hours per day with media o Older kids use mostly: TV, radio, CD/MP3, Computer o Younger kids use mostly: Books, radio, TV, Computer, DVD, Video Games o Time per day Older: TV, music, computer, reading, movies o Time per day Younger: computer, TV, music, movies Media in the Home Young people have access to an unprecedented amount of media in their homes o 4 CD players o 4 TVs on during meals in 63% of households o 3 radios o 3 DVD/VCR o 2 video game consoles o 1.5 computers Finding : Children with easy access use more media Finding : Kids with TV in their room watch 1 hours more per day than those without Media Use vs. Other Activities Heavy media use does NOT seem to take away from other activities. o Children that use media also report doing more of other things Heavy viewers spend more time with parents 1 But perhaps they are viewing with parents? o With public interest in childhood obesity it doesnt seem that heavy viewers are less physically active o One activity is lower among heavy viewers: Homework (20 minutes less than light viewers) Digital Divide Divide is closing In the past 5 years, children of parents with high school education or less has jumped from 29% to 68%. Kids of parents with college education only jumped from 63% to 82% Good, but Still significant difference Are less educated getting internet at home? Conclusion : o Access to internet is common across major racial and socio- economic groups o BUT, how kids from different groups access the internet is different. i.e.: poorer, non-whites access internet from school whereas wealthier, whites access the internet at home New vs. Traditional Media New media is not replacing traditional media, but happening in addition to it. Expectation was that TV would die o Nope Heavy computer users also watch more TV, play more video games, and listen to more music than those who are on computers less often. Would these kids be spending more time watching TV without their computer?...
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- Spring '08