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Stop children bingeing on social media

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:44 am
by James Curran
Stop children bingeing on social media during holidays, parents urged

Children’s commissioner says too much time is spent online as she launches ‘five a day’ campaign

Her warning comes after a report said that children in all age groups are spending ever-longer periods online. The internet overtook television as the top media pastime for British children last year, according to the media regulator Ofcom. Children aged five to 15 are spending 15 hours a week online.

Last year the time three- and four-year-olds spent online increased from six hours 48 minutes to eight hours 18 minutes a week, while 12- to 15-year-olds now spend more than 20 hours online. ... mmissioner