NPR: “It’s A Smartphone Life: More Than Half Of U.S. Children Now Have One” (Mimi Ito cited)

October 31, 2019

Teens report spending only 3 percent of their screen time on creative pursuits like writing, or making art, or music — outside of homework or school projects. But some researchers, like Emily Weinstein at Harvard, and Mimi Ito at the University of California, Irvine, note that social media platforms like TikTok, Snapchat or Instagram can be platforms for creative expression in ways that aren’t necessarily captured by a survey like this.

Read the full story at NPR.