Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now

Girls spending more time playing online games

Young girls spend double the time playing games online than last year.

Image: (Via Flickr/quinn.anya)

A US STUDY by an online games publisher has found that the amount of time ‘tween’ girls spend playing games per month has more than doubled over the last year.

The study, carried out by Spilgames, analysed the user data of 7.6 million US visitors. Among tween girls – who they define as being between the ages of 8-12 – the research concluded that girls online game playing time jumped from 38 minutes last year to one hour and 18 minutes this year.

Key findings in the report showed that while boys choice of video games are violent and action-packed, girls top choices are games centered around cooking, fashion and tests and quizzes.

According to the data collected the most popular time for girls to play online games on a Saturday, between the hours of 3pm and 7pm, with usage peaking at 5pm.

The state of Utah has the most girl gamers and with over 35 per cent of Americans aged between 8-12 having their own mobile phone it seems that iOs devices topped all Android devices used.

TD raises concerns over Call of Duty’s record sales>

Making a difference

A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article.

Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can make sure we can keep reliable, meaningful news open to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.

Read next: