Year Published: 2020

Authors: Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., and Amanda Richer, M.A.

Source: Infographic by Wellesley Centers for Women

YouTube is turning 15, but many of its users are much younger than that. Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., a senior research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women and director of the Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab, surveyed over 1,000 students in grades 5-9 from October through December 2019. This infographic shows what those students told her about their YouTube viewing habits.

Forty percent of the students said YouTube was their favorite social media site, and 50 percent said watching YouTube videos was the number one activity they did before going to bed three or more nights per week.

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