YOUNG kids now spend an extra hour-and-a-half glued to screens each day
A study revealed that all Brits’ device time has rocketed since Covid, leading to junk food diets, depression and aggression
Six to ten-year-olds have seen the biggest increase with an extra hour and 23 minutes per day
Ofcom figures show teens and under-35s watched an average of four hours of TV a day in 2020, plus another hour of YouTube clips.
The research included 89 studies covering more than 200,000 people from around the world during 2020 and 2021
It found 11 to 17-year-olds’ viewing time rose by 55 minutes and under-fives’ by 35 minutes
For adults, too much time on the sofa increases the risk of depression and loneliness, tiredness and weight gain
It is also important that non-sedentary activities are promoted to mitigate the risks of increased screen time