NOS Nieuws•vandaag, 12:58
More than half of children between the ages of 9 and 13 say they are addicted to their mobile phones to a greater or lesser extent. This is evident from representative research by research bureau No Ties for the NOS Jeugdjournaal. More than 500 children completed the survey.
This shows that more than half of the respondents often feel that they have to look at their phone and find it difficult to put it down. 8 out of 10 children also indicate that they often spend longer on their phone than expected.
Telephone use rules
For this reason, there are often rules about the use of telephones in the classroom and at home. Three-quarters of the children indicate that they are not always allowed to use their telephone at home. For most respondents, this means no telephone at the table at dinner and no telephone in the bedroom at night. More than half also indicate that there is an agreed screen time.
Even at school, children cannot always use their mobile phones. For example, a third party must hand it over to the teacher. The majority of children say they think it’s a good idea to hand in your phone during school hours.
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