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, and features data on kids' movies at the box office, book reading, device usage, gaming preferences and behavior, and information on screen time along with parents' perspectives.

Table of contents

  • 1. General overview
    • Device ownership among children in the U.S. 2018

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

    • Parental control over children's media consumption in the U.S. in 2019

    • Daily screen time of U.S. teens and tweens 2019, by income

    • First-time cell phone use by children in the United States 2019, by age

    • First-time cell phone ownership among children in the United States 2019, by age

    • Daily time spent by children on mobile phone in the United States 2019, by age

    • Opinion of parents on the effect of phone on their child in the United States 2019

  • 2. Books & print media
    • Children's book publishing revenue in the U.S. 2010-2018

    • Unit sales of frontlist children's books in the U.S. H1 2019

    • Licensed juvenile books share in the U.S. 2019

    • Number of Scholastic's classroom magazines 2014-2019

    • Scholastic's classroom magazine circulation 2014-2019

    • Children who have weekly read-aloud time with parents U.S. 2018, by child's age

    • Children who were read aloud to by their parents since infancy in the U.S. 2018

  • 3. Box office
    • Movie tickets sold for kids movies in North America 1995-2019

    • Top-grossing kids movies in North America 1995-2019

    • Most successful kids movies in North America 2019, by tickets sold

    • Top-grossing PG movies in North America 1995-2019

    • Market share of domestic box office PG movies 1995-2019

    • Most successful PG movies at the box office North America 2019, by tickets sold

    • Top-grossing animation movies in North America 1980-2019

  • 4. Gaming
    • Most desired video games among children in the U.S. 2019

    • Favorite video games among preteens in the U.S. 2019

    • Most popular mobile games for microtransactions among kids in the U.S. 2020

    • In-app purchases by children without parents' knowledge in the U.S. 2020

    • Monthly spending on in-app purchases by children in the U.S. 2020

    • Parents' opinions on kids' mobile game spending in the U.S. 2020

    • Parents' opinions on video games in the U.S. in 2019

  • 5. YouTube
    • YouTube: most subscribed kids content channels 2020

    • YouTube: most viewed channels 2020

    • Highest-paid YouTube stars 2019

  • 6. Internet
    • Most visited online content categories among kids worldwide 2019-2020

    • Adult content category online access by children 2020, by country

    • Online communication media access by children 2020, by country

    • Amazon Appstore: number of available kids apps as of Q1 2020

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