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Study Finds Children’s Screen Time Has Replaced Outdoor Play

Study Finds Children’s Screen Time Has Replaced Outdoor Play
p class="brandtext">A report by the Association of Play Industries (API) reveals that children have never moved so little and points to substantial evidence that screens are a key reason. In fact, by the age of eight, the average child will have spent one full year sitting in front of a screen.


The report, API Report A Movement for Movement was released by the Association of Play Industries. It shows a strong link between recreational screen time and children’s inactivity, with children choosing to spend hours indoors and on screens instead of playing outside. There report states there has been a 50 per cent increase in children’s discretionary screen time (DST) in less than a decade.


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