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Nearly half of children ‘addicted to smartphones and tablets’

Lyndsey Telford
London Telegraph [1]
September 21, 2015

Nearly half of youngsters are addicted to their tablets and smartphones, according to parents in a new poll.

Some 47 per cent of mums and dads said their children spend too much time in front of their screens [2], while 43 per cent said this was akin to emotional dependency.

A survey by the consultancy ComRes for Channel 4 News found just over half of parents worried their kids were exposed to sexual content on their electronic devices, while 52 per cent said they were worried about them meeting strangers online.

It also found that children spend an average of nearly three hours a day in front of their screens – whether playing games, watching videos on YouTube or using social media.

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