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Do more British kids really own a tablet than a teddy bear?

28 March 2016

From TeleRead:

The UK tabloid press has jumped all over a survey from British Military Fitness whichpurports to prove that “Britain’s tech savvy toddlers are more likely to own a tablet than a teddy.” This comes as part of the company’s #Springintoaction campaign to encourage British kids to get out and exercise, rather than spending time indoors in unhealthy pursuits like … reading?

According to the company, “in today’s digital age, children’s time is being invested in technology: two thirds (67%) of children can confidently use an iPhone, more than half (58%) own an iPad yet 41% of children don’t own a football, and 39% own a PlayStation to be able to play FIFA online!” And “58% of kids prefer to play on iPads and games rather than play outside.”

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One Comments to “Do more British kids really own a tablet than a teddy bear?”

  1. As usual with these kind of headlines, the answer is ‘no’. I’d guess they all own a teddy of some kind, although plenty of them will have a tablet too!

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