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Mike The Blacksmith Post number 24757 Posted: 23rd July 2018     Subject: Today’s Screen-Hungry Kids Little Interest In Being Outside
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Survey shows that 40% of parents have to force their video-gamer children to leave the house
Average child spends just seven hours a week outside, but more than twice that amount playing video games
LONDON — The Snapchat generation doesn’t seem to love the outdoors — at least not as much as doing other things. The average child between 6 and 16 years old spends only an hour a day outside, playing video games over twice as long, a new study finds.

Researchers at Decathlon, a sports retailer in the United Kingdom, recently surveyed more than 2,000 British parents and children, hoping to learn more about the recreational attitudes of society’s youngest generation. The researchers’ findings shed light on a number of phenomena.

The average child between 6 and 16 years old spends only an hour a day outside, playing video games over twice as long, a new study finds.
Today’s children and teens, the survey found, prefer a whole host of activities over playing in the mud. These activities include gaming, watching TV, surfing the web, and listening to music. Believe it or not, some adolescents even preferred doing homework (10 percent) and completing chores (three percent) over enjoying the wilderness.

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