Children prefer solitary screen-time than real-life interaction with friends

Children prefer solitary screen-time than real-life interaction with friends

A survey by UK’s broadcast regulator shows that an increased percentage of youngsters are gravitating toward online video, drifting away from friends to have solitary screen-time. Those aged 12 to 15 averaged nearly three hours a day on the web - the study noted that YouTube was ’a near permanent feature’ in their lives. Under-fives spend an hour and 16 minutes a day online.

Jake Middleton
Jake Middleton 1 year

Well when your schoolmates are all 30 year old refugees guess you don’t feel like hanging out after school.

Idiot Prole
Idiot Prole 1 year

Who wouldn't? People are shit.

Asura Bomb
Asura Bomb 1 year

it's because no one is like them or willing to interact with them without the ideology. who wants to socialize when society demonizes you for being white?

I am Cobalt
I am Cobalt 1 year

Youtube is the most important and entertaining social media site. All of the latest news, opinions, controversy, and gaming is on there. There are almost 2 billion active users on the site. It's also the least creator friendly site on the whole internet. It should not surprise anyone who is adept with social media and technology that Youtube is used by almost every minor. BIG SURPRISE. SO SHOCKING! Kids like videogames, memes, music, and commedy. Who would have guessed right?!

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 1 year

When you’ve got a stressful environment like the UK who wouldn’t want some escapism?

IDWFTW 1 year

Yeah and they also prefer to eat candy and milkshakes for dinner but we don’t let them do that because we know how bad it is for them.

Jack King
Jack King 1 year

well to be fair you can get far more out of the internet then talking to other kids

Aight Bradley
Aight Bradley 1 year

This is a dangerous trend. Sure, they prefer it, but it's not healthy. It will lead to more obesity and mental/social problems in the population.

Indoril Nerevar
Indoril Nerevar 1 year

im 21 and im with em. people are asshats.

MEIJIN44 1 year

To be fair this was always true. Who wants to be judged on the shows they like. I mean there is a reason terrible shows are popular. Everyone agrees that the most average garbage is the safest around strangers. Most people won't admit to playlist recommendation or browser history for a reason.

B T 1 year

I wonder how much of that increased screentime is the result of decreased time watching tv, reading, ect. and how much of it is actually taking away from interaction.

HSV1887 1 year

In other news: Water is wet

HueHueo Suezo
HueHueo Suezo 1 year

Monkey see, monkey do.

Weaponeer (Low Speed)
Weaponeer (Low Speed) 1 year

Who are the adults and who are the children. Back in the day, parents used to kick kids out of the house to go play. What happened?

William Nolan
William Nolan 1 year

And of course they blame the technology instead of the parents. Its the parents fault for letting their children act like this and yet THEY demand the technology change.

Der Rikmeister
Der Rikmeister 1 year

Well duh! Schoolkids also would prefer a straight diet of sodas, pizza and candy. This just means kids will favor maximum pleasure.

DarkWarrior633 1 year

As a 15 year old I have to say I do enjoy video games more then real life interaction. Although when I go to school I have to interact so I have to choice :^)

J. 1 year

Don't blame the kids! Blame the ADULTS who taught the kids that this is normal. Blame the PARENTS who used the TV as a babysitter. Blame the parents who buy their 6 year old an iPhone, and an xBox, and a laptop, and a tv. Kids only know what they're taught.

Experiment Eks
Experiment Eks 1 year

How is this any different from kids then who preferred to watch cartoon channels on cable instead of going outside to spend time with their friends?

Ophaniel X
Ophaniel X 1 year

Under 5! When I was 5 my biggest accomplishment was tying my shoe laces. I'm almost 30 what am I doing with my life?!

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