CHILDWISE Monitor Trends Report 2013

The CHILDWISE Monitor Report has been published each year since 1994 - a comprehensive annual survey of children's media use, brand attitudes and purchasing habits.

Trend data from this proven leading industry tracking study is available as a separate, 30 page, concise report - providing the ideal introductory reference for information on children aged 5-16.

Key trends...

  • Three quarters of 5-16s now own their own computer; half have a laptop, a fifth have a desktop PC, and a further fifth have their own tablet PC
  • Seven in ten 7-16 year olds can access the Internet in their own room, up from just a fifth in 2005
  • 7-16 year olds using the Internet do so on average for almost two hours a day, and access on more than five days a week
  • Facebook and YouTube remain the top favourite websites, although attachment to Facebook is falling, whilst interest in YouTube is increasing
  • Three in five 5-16s have their own TV, down from a high of more than four in five in 2005.  One in eight watch TV on their computer, and eight in ten use on-demand services to watch TV
  • Children watch an average of 2.5 hours of TV a day, down from a peak of 2.8 hours in 2009
  • Seven in ten 5-16 year olds own a mobile phone, and three in five owners now go online on their mobiles
  • There has been a decrease in spending across most categories this year, whilst the amount given as pocket money have increased slightly

Report content...

The CHILDWISE Monitor Trends Report gives tracking data from 1997 to 2012 on media and purchasing behaviour, covering:

  • Computers, Internet, games consoles
  • TV viewing, access to TV and channels, favourite TV programmes
  • Magazines and reading, music and radio, mobile phones
  • Pocket money and self purchase across key product fields

Data is presented in total, and separately for boys and girls, within two broad age bands, 5-10 years and 11-16 years. More detailed 2 year age breakdowns are available in the full CHILDWISE Monitor Report, together with further topic areas and analysis.

Research Detail (2010 onwards):

  • Annual sample of over 2000 children aged 5-16 years
  • Online interviews in schools for children aged 7+, face-to-face in school for 5 and 6 year olds 
  • Geographical coverage across the UK via more than 100 schools

User benefits:

  • Robust time series data
  • Accessible summary of status and trend
  • Sound basis for forecasting
  • Comparisons can be made with an organisation's own internal data

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  • The CHILDWISE Monitor Trends Report 2013 costs £295 + VAT (£354)
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  • On receipt of your order, the CHILDWISE Monitor Trends Report 2013 will be emailed to you as a PDF file, and a hard copy will be posted
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For more information please call Simon Leggett or Rosemary Duff on 01603 630054