The Relationship Between Children and the News

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.

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The Washington Post:

Kids consume news but don’t know what’s real and what’s fake. Parents can help.


More Than Half of American Kids Say They Can’t Spot Fake News