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 various media among U.S. tweens and teens 2015

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

    • Children's media consumption during summer in the U.S. 2015

    • Loosening children's media rules in summer in the U.S. as of June 2015

    • Access to media devices at home among U.S. tweens and teens 2015

    • 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 2017, by platform

    • TV viewers who typically watch kids shows in the U.S. 2017

    • Time U.S. teens spent with TV 2016

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

    • People that used video on demand for children's programs in the U.S. 2017

    • Radio reach in the U.S. in 2015, by daypart and age

    • Time U.S. tweens and teens spent with radio 2015

    • Listeners of "Children's Radio" in the U.S. 2016

  • 3. Video games
    • Gaming penetration among children in the U.S. 2011-2015

    • Gaming penetration among children in the U.S. 2015, by age

    • Gaming devices used by children in the U.S. 2015

    • Number of gaming devices used by children in the U.S. 2013-2015

    • Share of kids and teens interested in selected VR content in the U.S. 2015

    • Children's mobile game revenue in the U.S. 2015-2017

    • Reasons parents play video games with their children in the U.S. in 2016

    • Time U.S. tweens and teens spent gaming 2015, by platform

  • 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. 2010-2015

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

    • U.S. libraries: popularity of kids reading programs 2015

    • Share of school libraries in the U.S. that offer e-books 2010-2015

    • Time spent with magazines among U.S. tweens and teens 2015

    • Scholastic's classroom magazine circulation 2014-2017

    • Number of Scholastic's classroom magazines 2014-2017

    • Time spent with newspapers among U.S. tweens and teens 2015

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

  • 5. Internet
    • Time spent with media among U.S. children 2016

    • Desktop web usage among U.S. children 2014, by age

    • U.S. parent interest in child online activities 2015

    • Parents monitoring their children online 2015

    • Spread of adult content category parental control notifications 2017

    • Internet threats to children 2015

  • Language: English
  • Released: 2017
  • Source(s): Statista
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