New reports say teens are now spending 9 hours of their awake time consuming media.
For tweens, the average daily screen time is 4 hours and 44 minutes.
For teens, that number spikes to 7 hours and 22 minutes.
These numbers are reported by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit focused on helping children, parents and educators navigate the world of media and technology.
Let’s do a little math: We'll assume that your teen sleeps 8 hours a day. Of 16 waking hours, approximately 9 hours are spent consuming media.
If your teen spends the majority of their waking hours on a cell phone, tablet, laptop computer, PS5, or in front of a TV, what portion of those hours is spent on quality time and family discussion?
It's a new year and a new chapter for you and your teen, so we've put together some ideas to help you interact with your teen.
Ways to Bond with Your Teen
Please don’t be afraid to spend quality time with your teenager. Sometimes, the most spontaneous conversations are also the most meaningful conversations.
Wishing you a terrific 2021!
All my best,
If you notice any warning signs, call your teen’s healthcare provider right away. If you need immediate help, call 2-1-1.