Half of Irish children spend more than three hours a day in front of screens

Around half of Irish children spend more than three hours a day in front of a screen at weekends.

Latest figures from the "Growing up in Ireland" study found that kids' 'screen time' during the week averaged between 1 and 2 hours.

The report looked at the habits of 7 and 8 year olds.

It found 14% of boys and 10% of girls had more than three hours of screen time on a typical weekday.

The study says children whose mothers had lower levels of education were allowed more screen time.


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