It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. Well, maybe it isn’t, because it’s so prevalent: kids spend too much time in front of monitor screens, whether it’s to surf the Internet, play games or watch TV, according to a recently-published report card from Active Healthy Kids Canada. (Of course, if its brand reflected reality, Active Healthy Kids Canada would be known as Chubby Sickly Kids Canada.)
“Among Canadian youth in Grades 6 to 10, screen time on weekends worked out to seven hours and 25 minutes per day, while weekday time amounted to five hours and 56 minutes a day,” CP reported. Sounds like they’re ready for jobs in tech support. Assuming they don’t have heart attacks first.