Time almost Teens doubled: in Lockdown for much longer on the Computer

children and young people have spent during the Corona-lock downs according to a study, 75 percent more time with digital Games. This was the result of a study

Time almost Teens doubled: in Lockdown for much longer on the Computer

children and young people have spent during the Corona-lock downs according to a study, 75 percent more time with digital Games. This was the result of a study on the media use of the health insurance company DAK-Gesundheit, together with researchers of the German centre for addiction issues of the child and adolescence at the University medical center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), which will be presented this Wednesday in Berlin.

Therefore, increased in children and adolescents between the ages of 10 and 17 years of age who play at least once per week, the duration of use of digital Games on Tablets, Smartphones, game consoles or on the PC significantly: While in the September last year, the average game duration on weekdays was 79 minutes , she climbed in the April - approximately four weeks after the start of the Corona-lock downs - to 139 minutes .

early warning system against the media

called for seeking "Our study shows that we need urgently seeks a reliable and comprehensive early-warning system against the Media," said DAK CEO Andreas Storm the German press Agency. It should not be longer chance to identify victims and help them to make deals. In addition to children were interviewed in a representative study, parents and guardians in the approximately 1200 families.

The drug Commissioner of the Federal government, Daniela Ludwig (CSU), language in the light of the Numbers of a "sharp increase", and should not be allowed to continue to do so. "What we need is a better media literacy, especially in children and young adults everywhere in Germany. You need to know how much is "OK" and when it becomes "too much"", Ludwig said the Newspapers of the Funke media group (Wednesday). FOCUS Online provides you with the most exciting Reports from the parents. Here you can subscribe to the Newsletter.

The news portal "The Pioneer" (Wednesday), Ludwig said: "these are developments that cry of quasi-then, to talk more about this topic in families, to develop better information and prevention services, more orientation for all in the digital jungle to offer." The drug Commissioner will introduce on Wednesday a new campaign for the healthy use of digital media.

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Updated Date: 30 July 2020, 01:27

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