The current generation of kids in the UK spend more time looking at screens than ever before. Between 24-hours kids’ TV programming, games consoles, laptops, tablets and smartphones, there are a lot of screens keeping a lot of children occupied.
Back in our day, young television viewers were catered for with an hours’ worth of children’s shows after school each day and an hour or two on a Saturday morning. These days, we have designated children’s channels, many of which broadcast all day and through the night, so obviously, there is going to be a contrast between the amount of time parents spent watching television as kids and how much our own children now watch. So while the amount of TV children were watching wasn’t much of a concern for our parents, it is something we need to be aware of. Read more