Smartphones and tablets – the tech babysitter

Busy parents admit they regularly hand-over their smartphone or tablet to their children – to grab some peace and quiet, a study has found. Researchers found a large percentage of mums and dads who own up-to-date high-tech devices will happily let their children play with them in a bid to catch up with household chores…

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Children ‘working’ 54 hour weeks (with school, homework and activities)

Shattered kids are ‘working’ for over 54 hours a week, according to a new study. Researchers found parents are over-timetabling their children with extra-curricular activities and homework in addition to their school commitments. This means exhausted children are spending seven hours a week more in educational activities than the average adult does working. Most children already…

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