A new study of European teens’ media habits shows that what they really like to spend time with is out of sync with what the common wisdom thinks their habits are, the New York Times reports.
Contrary to popular opinion, European teens are watching more traditional television than spending time with video games, music or the Internet, the study by the research firm Forrester found.
The study put teen viewing time at 10.3 hours a week, on average, compared to 9.1 hours of personal Internet use (excluding work and school.) And 12- to 17-year-old Europeans spend less personal time on the Internet than those 18 and older.
Teens, the study found, also like to multitask, by watching TV while mobile texting, say.