This week the Kaiser Family Foundation released a report titled The Teen Media Juggling Act which investigates the implications of teens’ use of multiple media simultaneously.  Among their key findings:

  • Many teens use media while they do homework, especially if they are doing homework on a computer.
  • Teens are most likely to media-multitask when they are instant messaging, surfing the Internet, or playing computer games. 
  • They are least likely to media multitask when they are watching television.
  • Girls are more likely to media multitask than boys are.
  • Those who are "heavy" media multi-taskers consume almost twice as much media as those who are "light" media multi-taskers.

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