November 5, 2015 5:37 AM EST

SCREEN ADDICTION IS REAL

On average, tweens spend 4½ hours a day using screens (TVs, tablets, phones, video games, computers) for nonschool purposes; teens spend more than 6½ hours.

CONSUMING TRUMPS CREATING

Teens and tweens spend less than 10 minutes a day making stuff (art, music, writing) with their digital tools.

TV ISN’T DEAD …

Despite reports of cord cutting, TV remains the top media activity for tweens, meaning they enjoy it most and watch it every day. Also, 47% of tweens and 57% of teens have a TV in their bedroom.

… AND NEITHER IS READING

It was ranked as the second most popular activity by tweens and the third most popular by teens (equal to social media).

–Belinda Luscombe

This appears in the November 16, 2015 issue of TIME.

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