When your daughter or son is watching TV on their computer or smartphone, don’t expect them to do the same.
The internet has opened up the world of entertainment to a whole new audience of children.
But parents need to know that kids are still watching, and that their favorite shows, movies, music and games are still going to be available.
“I think that is the reality,” said Michelle Wainwright, a professor of entertainment and youth at the University of Florida.
“It’s not a new phenomenon.
It has been around for years, but we have more and more kids accessing it, and I think we’re just going to continue to see that.”
Wainwright has noticed a shift in the way children view entertainment and entertainment-related content.
She said her research has found that young people are less interested in the same type of content as older children.
“The number of kids who have seen the same kind of TV shows that older kids have seen, they’re not seeing the same thing.
And I think that’s one of the reasons why that shows up in a lot of the research that I’ve seen,” she said.”
And so the question is, where do we go from here?
How do we continue to engage with this stuff?
And I just think that we’re going to see a change in the future.”
Waverwright said the more children are exposed to something that they’re interested in, the more likely they are to get into the same kinds of entertainment they’ve been exposed to, such as movies, TV shows and other entertainment.
“In some cases, I think it’s really just the kind of things that kids want to see, and it’s not necessarily what the adult wants to see,” she added.