Research + News | Topic: Media

Popular Comedy YouTubers Kids Go Crazy Over

From silly skits to wacky challenges to entertaining rants, YouTube offers kids quick hits of comedy that they can’t find anywhere else.

Read the article from Common Sense Media here.

How a San Mateo High School Teacher Is Teaching Teens To Spot Fake News

A recent study found that most teens do not think critically about news stories they read online. Read the article here.

How to Eat Media

Youth worker Joel Kime highlights CPYU’s 3(D) Guide method to media discernment in one of his recent blog posts.

Read his blog post here.

Docs Lay Out Media Recommendations For Kids, Teens

The quantity and quality of media children and teens consume should change with their age, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The organization also says parents should oversee children’s media consumption and educate them about proper media engagement.

Read the full article here.

Millennials Aren’t Very Interested In Traditional Radio Any More

In lieu of radio, younger millennials have turned their ears and their attention to streaming, with many of those polled opting for on-demand options. Read the article here.

Teens Are Getting Almost All Of Their News From Snapchat and Twitter These Days

Teens aren’t watching the news, instead they regularly check different apps to stay up to date on current events. Read the article here.

As They Move Through Life Stages, Millennials’ Media Habits Are Different And Distinct

According to Nielsen’s Q4 2015 Total Audience Report, Millennials’ don’t have a uniform media palate. Their lives are in rapid transition as they finish their educations, join the workforce, move into their own homes and start families. And how they connect and what they connect with follows suit. Read the insights here.

What Kids Are Really Watching On YouTube

Common Sense Media shares that parents may worry about YouTube’s age-inappropriate content, but mostly what kids love to watch is fine (if a little weird). Read the article here.

How Are All Those Screens Changing Kids’ Behavior?

Given the amount of time kids are spending — six hours a day for tweens and nine for teens – with entertainment media, reflecting on how our human connections are being altered by our technological connections is of utmost importance. Read the article here.

Children Spending More Time Online Than Watching TV For The First Time

Research finds that on average five- to 15-year-olds are spending three hours a day on the internet. Read the article here.