The common perception that technology is taking over children's lives and forcing out other activities may be not true l, researchers at the UKs oxford university say.
Do You Think Technololy Is Taking Over Your Childrens Lives ?? Studies Say No
Despite spending increasing amounts of time on screen based devices, much like adults, children multi task, adapting their behaviours to include their devices and so all the things they would do anyway, such as homework and playing with friends.
The time children spend using devices sounds huge. However, when you break it down, you can see how children have embedded tech in their daily activities just like adults have, the study concluded.
Previous studies have focused on how much time children spend on certain screen based activities such as homework, dinner etc making it difficult to fully appreciate how children incorporated the use of technology into their daily lives, the researchers said.