Emily - 7

Emily, Age 7

Media Consumption: Heavy, everyday use

Favorite Media/Technology: Tablet

How do you and your family interact with media/technology?

Sometimes we’ll go to an actual movie theatre, but usually we just hang out in our room and watch movies and shows on our tablets.  Me and my sister have our own tablets, so we just watch whatever we want. My sister likes to watch PJ Max and I like ASMR and unboxing videos. Sometimes I play video games with my dad which is super fun because we try and beat the monsters together.

How do you and your peers interact with media/technology?

All of my friends like to play with their tablets. Most kids in my class don’t have phones which makes me really happy because I would be jealous if everyone else had a phone and I didn’t. My parents said that I’m not allowed to have one until I go to high school! If I did have a phone, I would use it to text my friends when we are not together.

What do you use media for?

I like to download things from the app store like puzzle games. I mostly like playing games and watching stuff on YouTube. I watch different make-up tutorials where they do scary make-up, cute make-up, artsy make-up (i.e., use masks and glitter), sometimes even cat make-up (i.e., whiskeys, ears). I also have my favorite unboxing channels where I can see what kind of toys they have, like the Shopkins’ little secret.

What is your favorite/least favorite thing about media/technology?

My favorite game to play is Block Triangle! It’s a game that’s a little bit hard, but it kind of shows me clues. I’ve been stuck on level 19 for three weeks, but I just keep on playing it until I get the hang of it and get to the next level. My least favorite thing about technology is when I’m in the middle of playing my game and my tablet dies! So usually I just have to turn on the TV and turn to something I like, while my tablet charges.