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Survey: School Children Have Too Much Phone Time, Not Enough Play Time

Survey: School Children Have Too Much Phone Time, Not Enough Play Time
An overwhelming majority of Australians (nearly 92%) believe smartphones and other media have reduced the physical activity levels and outdoor playtime of children.

And an almost identical number of people believe play helps children to build skills like collaboration, self-control and problem solving that are required for the changing future, new survey results reveal.

Released on Outdoor Classroom Day, new attitudinal research for UNSW Sydney’s Gonski Institute for Education finds most people agree school students do not spend enough time on play.
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