Children have become such screen addicts they are abandoning their friends and hobbies, a major report warns today.
Researchers found under-fives spend an hour and 16 minutes a day online. Their screen time rises to four hours and 16 minutes when gaming and television are included.
Youngsters aged 12 to 15 average nearly three hours a day on the web – plus two more hours watching TV. The study said YouTube was 'a near permanent feature' of many young lives, and seven in ten of those aged 12 to 15 took smartphones to bed.
It concluded: 'Children were watching people on YouTube pursuing hobbies that they did not do themselves or had recently given up offline.'
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Internet destroying nation's youths!!!
Yes friends, the nation's youth are being imperiled. Again.
I've lived through five of these moral panics now. When I was a baby in the 1950s, it was comic books that were imperiling the nation's youth. When I was a boy in the '60s and 70's, it was television and pinball. Then in the 1980s it was video games. In the 1990s it was video games and internet addiction. In the 2000s it was social media that was going to kill us all. Now the buzzword is "screentime".
No matter what new thing comes along, there's going to be some bunch of assholes dedicated to telling you that its going to kill your children. Just remember that its all made-up, and you'll be fine.