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.