Children and Electronics – level 3

11-01-2022 15:00

Ofcom has a report that children are using electronic devices more and more often. Nineteen per cent of children who are 3 to 4 years old have a tablet and use it over an hour a day.

Children who are 12 to 15 years old spend over 20 hours a week online, and 70% of them use their phones in bed.

A psychologist said that parents need to have rules as to when and where their children use the devices. A mother said that it causes a lot of arguments to get off of the electronics, and the arguing usually turns into the kids continuing to use them for a long time.

There is no ideal limit to using electronics, but advice is to keep it low.

Difficult words: Ofcom (the Office of Communications; the UK government’s agency for laws on TV, radio, phones, Internet, etc.), ideal (perfect for everybody).

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