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Children spending less time playing outdoors

Children spend less time playing outdoors and more time using technology than their parents did as youngsters, according to a survey by Sustrans.

Children spend less time playing outdoors and more time using technology than their parents did as youngsters, according to a survey by Sustrans.

 

On average, children spend an hour and twenty minutes playing sport and playing outside after school each day, whilst their parents reported spending two hours and fifteen minutes doing similar activities.

 

Key findings:

  • Children spend almost half the amount of time playing outside that their parents did.
  • A third of children do not play outside after school at all.
  • A fifth of children’s time after school is spent on tablets and smartphones.

 

For further information visit the Sustrans website.

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