Survey finds UK kids play eight hours of games each week during hols

By Brenna Hillier
23 August 2012 03:15 GMT

In a survey of UK children’s habits during their summer vacation time, toy manufacturer Galt found many parents are concerned that their children spend too much time gaming.

The survey took in over 2,000 respondents and found that kids average around eight and half hours of video games every week.

The gaming time is part of the 12 solid days, on average, that kids spend in front of a screen of some kind over their summer holidays.

One sixth of parents say that their children are in constant possession of a games console, and “64% of parents would like their children to play traditional non electronic games rather than contemporary video games”.

Additionally, 12.5% of kids have an iPad and on average, each has £581 worth of electronics in their bedroom.

Gosh it certainly sounds like a fair bit of gaming and telly watching is going on, although I’m no judge of what’s too much. But what’s this? Six in ten parents “regularly put their children in front of the TV as there is nothing else to do”.

Welp. Hit this link for an infographic of results.

Thanks, GamePolitics.

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