They might be on the Internet, or gaming or texting... but they could also be be watching live TV, listening to the radio or reading a newspaper. At the annual What Teens Want conference in New York, The Nielsen Company presented How Teens Use Media, which argues once you look past the hype - American teens are not as alien in their media usage as you might expect. Sure, it might sound hip and trendy to suggest they're too busy texting, Twittering or LOL-ing to be engaged with traditional media, but ultimately, the research proves otherwise.
"The media experience is broadening for all consumers, not just teens," said Nic Covey, director of insights for The Nielsen Company. "Looking at our research across markets and media, we see that, contrary to popular assumption, teens are actually pretty normal in their usage, and more attentive than most give them credit for."
The comprehensive report combines insights from Nielsen's global resources in Television, internet, mobile, gaming, moviegoing, radio, newspaper and advertising research to debunk myths and provide the hard facts around how teens use media.
For additional insights, download a free copy of How Teens Use Media