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Kids Not Playing Outside Like They Used Too

July 23, 2018

 

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.

 

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