The amount of time children spend glued to a screen has risen dramatically in the last 20 years, a new report suggests.
'Children growing up now have never known a time without the internet.' Guess that makes me an old geezer =/ Also while we're at it, go play outside!
Don't worry. It's only preparation for them to be ready to stare at a computer monitor in a cubical for 10-12 hours a day, five days a week. Just like Chuck E Cheese got kids ready for vegas. Its all training.
I don't know about all children owning a virtual reality head set... But I know I will!!!
Not my kids. No TV during the school week.
read the article they referring to tvs, pcs, tablets, phones.
Maybe I should've worded that different...... Not my kids. During the week it's school work and then go outside. They can play Xbox and tablets over the weekend.
You sound like an absolute blast mate.
If I had kids they wouldn't be playing on the playstation. I'm on there, the kids can go outside!
Go out side.. to do what?!
Use their imagination to make up some game or any number of other things depending on their location.
lol My kid can't play the ps4 or Xbone one because i'm playing. FIND YOUR OWN DAMN HOBBY JR. GET A JOB
Everyone should go outside and have fun - not just kids - everyone.
People love to say that ... but to do what ? What if beyond exercising a bit for your health , there isnt much to do in your area , and what if it's even some unsavory places ? around here outside equals = junkies , hobos , mugging , gangs , getting run over by cars , and very few places around to hang and play safely ... Not going to send kids alone out there , after school and dark , because it's "not good to stare at screens" all day
Find your nearest park or nature reserve and take a walk
That's true, I have a 2 year old niece that unlocks the screen, opens and closes apps and watch cartoons on the tab all by herself. At that age, I ate sand.
Lol everyone acts like kids being inside your safe home instead of the dangers of outside is a bad thing lol. I know when I went outside as a kid we got into all kinds of trouble (some involving the hospital) but when we just relaxed and played our SNES, N64, GCN, PS1, PS2 we never got into any trouble.
"Lol everyone acts like kids being inside your safe home instead of the dangers of outside is a bad thing lol." Yeah kids never survived outside before TV. You're a moron.
You're a moron if you think kids have to be outside during all of their free time and think being inside is horrible. I never said being outside was horrible but just leaving your kids unsupervised can lead to some bad things and that's why inside would be better.
This is exactly what you said: "everyone acts like kids being inside your safe home instead of the dangers of outside is a bad thing" Therefore, you're a moron and I hope you don't reproduce. Well you don't go outside, so how would you ever lol.
meh if i have kids they can do whatever the hell they want though i rather they not go outside with what them crazy people out there especially smokers and bad influences. times are a different can't expect them to do some of the things i used to do for fun unless you in a perfect enviroment.
kids go to sleep, your daddy is streaming for 8 hours straight, silence!!!!!
dawn of the screenagers
well thank your daddy's and mommy's for that.
i would go outside with my son and play. we would play tag, hide and seek, marbles, gi-joe toy figures. i grew up playing those.
6 hours is a long time, but typical in our scared society!
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