Children and media in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on media usage among children in the U.S.

This dossier has been compiled to provide statistical information about media use among children in the United States.

Table of contents

  • 1. General overview
    • Time spent with media among U.S. children 2016

    • Device ownership among children in the U.S. 2018, by household income

    • Average screen time per day permitted by parents among children in the U.S. 2018

    • Restriction of screen time among children in the U.S. 2018

    • Parental control over children's media consumption in the U.S. in 2017

    • Time spent with selected media devices among U.S. children 2017, by age

    • Share of time spent with selected media devices among U.S. children 2017

    • Views about the effects of media on children among U.S. parents 2017

    • Views about children’s media among U.S. parents 2017

  • 2. TV & radio
    • TV habits of children in the U.S. 2011-2017

    • U.S. teens: video content consumption 2018, by platform

    • Time U.S. teens spent with TV 2016

    • Number of TV channels viewed by children in the U.S. 2016, by age & ethnicity

  • 3. Movies
    • Most successful kids movies in North America 2017, by tickets sold

    • Market share of domestic box office PG movies 1995-2017

    • Top-grossing animation movies in North America 1980-2018

    • Top-grossing kids movies in North America 1995-2018

    • Movie tickets sold for kids movies in North America 1995-2017

  • 4. Books & print media
    • Reading habits of children in the U.S. 2011-2017

    • Children's enjoyment of reading books over the summer in the U.S. 2016

    • Reasons for children enjoying being read aloud to at home in the U.S. 2016

    • Children's book publishing revenue in the U.S. 2010-2016

    • Distribution of audiobook sales in the U.S. 2012-2016, by target group

    • Scholastic's classroom magazine circulation 2014-2017

    • Number of Scholastic's classroom magazines 2014-2017

    • Most popular children's magazines in the U.S. October 2017

    • Unit sales of paperback frontlist children's books in the U.S. 2016

    • Kids' books about people of color in the U.S. 2016

    • Twitter followers of teen magazines worldwide 2017

  • 5. Internet
    • Daily social media time among teens and young adults worldwide 2017

    • YouTube: most subscribed kids content channels 2018

    • Share of parental control notifications during child online usage 2017-2018

    • Spread of adult content category parental control notifications 2018

    • Spread of alcohol and drugs content category parental control notifications 2018

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