The Great Indoors: Today’s Screen-Hungry Kids Have Little Interest In Being Outside
Survey shows that 40% of parents have to force their video-gamer children to leave the house
Average child spends just seven hours a week outside, but more than twice that amount playing video games
Today’s children and teens, the survey found, prefer a whole host of activities over playing in the mud. These activities include gaming, watching TV, surfing the web, and listening to music. Believe it or not, some adolescents even preferred doing homework (10 percent) and completing chores (three percent) over enjoying the wilderness.