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The Average Eight Year Old Has Spent a Year in Front of a Screen, API Report Shows

The Average Eight Year Old Has Spent a Year in Front of a Screen, API Report Shows
A strong link between recreational screen time and children’s inactivity has been demonstrated in a new report, leading report authors, the Association of Play Industries (API), to launch a campaign to combat inactivity in children, and draw attention to the more alarming findings of the report, such as the average eight year old having spent the equivalent of one year of their life in front of a screen.

The report, released yesterday, shows for the first time a strong link between recreational screen time and children’s inactivity, authors said, with children choosing to spend hours indoors and on screens instead of playing outside. The report adds to the growing body of both evidence and professional bodies expressing concern about the amount of time children spend consuming screen based media.
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