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The Relationship Between Children and the News
New Research from Common Sense Media Explores Where Kids Get Their News and How They Feel About It
Common Sense Media’s report, “News and America’s Kids: How Young People Perceive and Are Impacted by the News”, is designed to help parents, teachers, and policymakers support kids in a 21st-century world, where finding, identifying, evaluating, and using information effectively will be critical.
“News and America’s Kids” surveyed 853 children age 10–18 to find out where they get news, which news sources (including social media sites) they prefer, how much they trust the news, and how they feel about the news. The survey was administered by SSRS from January 10 to January 22, 2017, using the SSRS Probability Panel and an opt-in web panel.