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Screen time report published by Association of Play Industries

26-02-2019

A report published by the Association of Play Industries (API) shows that ‘children are choosing to spend their free time on screens instead of playing outside’. 

In the A Movement for Movement report, the API states: 

‘There appears to be a “rapid and dramatic” change from outdoor to indoor time, with a 50 per cent increase in children’s discretionary screen time (DST) in less than a decade. By the age of eight, the average child will have spent one full year sitting in front of a screen.’

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