American teenagers spend an "astounding" nine hours a day with digital technology, entertaining themselves with streaming video, listening to music and playing games, researchers reported Tuesday.
And "tweens" aged 8 to 12 are spending six hours with media, the non-profit group Common Sense Media reports.
That's is in addition to using digital gadgets for homework, the group reports in its five-year update on kids' use of media.
"The fact that tween and teens in the U.S. are using an average of six to nine hours' worth of media a day is still astounding," the group says in its report.
"It shows you that kids spend more time with media and technology than they do with their parents, time in school, or any other thing. They are literally living in a 24/7 media and technology world."
The group surveyed 2,658 8- to 18-year-olds in February and March for the report, which it says represents children across the nation.
"On any given day, American teenagers (13- to 18-year-olds) average about nine hours of entertainment media use, excluding time spent at school or for homework. Tweens (8- to 12-year-olds) use an average of about six hours' worth of entertainment media daily," the report reads.