The 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Survey is now available. Here are the results of the media-related questions:
- 35% of students watched television 3 or more hours per day on an average school day (see table). This is down from 43% in 1999.
- 25% of students used a computer for something that was
not school work for 3 or more hours per day on an average school day (see table). This is up slightly from 22% in 2003.
Though overall use between the two is down, I wonder if teens are really watching less television, or whether the availability of TV episodes over the Internet combined with widely available broadband access means they are watching those shows over the Internet instead of on a traditional TV set.