Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

According to the 2018 Nielsen Total Audience Report, nearly half of the average American adults’ day is spent consuming media content. Nielson says that adults spend over 11 hours per day on their phones, ipads, computers or televisions watching, listening to, or interacting with media. This surge in screen time is changing who we are. When we spend so much time on our digital devices, we're unable to develop solid relationships and engage in deep conversations with friends and family. We don't have time for reading, going on long walks, or entertaining guests around our dinner tables. Media availability is a modern wonder. But if you're consuming too much, reconsider what you can spend your time on to make you a healthier, more well-rounded person.