Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America, 2013

A Common Sense Research Study
October 28, 2013

Children’s access to mobile media devices is dramatically higher than it was two years ago.

Among families with children age 8 and under, there has been a five-fold increase in ownership of tablet devices such as iPads, from 8% of all families in 2011 to 40% in 2013. The percent of children with access to some type of “smart” mobile device at home (e.g., smartphone, tablet) has jumped from half (52%) to three-quarters (75%) of all children in just two years.