Monday, November 28, 2011

Immobile generation

The K5 Learning Blog published recently results of a study on the time children spend with digital devices. The results are telling - the future belongs to digital, immobile kids.

"More kids aged 2-5 can play a computer game than ride a bike."
"More kids aged 2-5 can open a web browser than swim unaided."

Pretty sad, I would say. When I was growing up we didn't have computers and we used to spend a whole day playing outside. In fact, our parents had usually a hard time to make us come back home. Today's generation is drastically different. Parents have to try hard to make kids play outside. Actually, I wonder if parents prefer them to stay home and play a computer game instead of ride a bike because it seems to be a "safer" way of spending time.

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