Study Details Latino Families’ Media and Tech Behaviors and Attitudes

Latinos Post – December 21, 2013

Young Latinos spend more time reading than they do on the computer, according to a new study released in December by Northwestern University and the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL). The study delves into what kinds of media are most important in Hispanic families today, and includes some interesting findings.

The study, called “Media, Technology and Reading in Hispanic Families,” looked at how Hispanic family life in America, within the new world of proliferating electronic media choices, is taking shape. This included finding out how much time children and parents spend reading, using mobile devices, watching television, and playing video games, along with asking parents in households with children age eight or younger about their attitudes towards these choices.
The survey was conducted in late fall 2012, as part of a larger study looking at parenting and digital technology within the U.S. population as a whole. More than 600 Hispanic parents of children eight and younger were surveyed.

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