Has technology affected the amount of active leisure time for children?

Blay, Louise (2009) Has technology affected the amount of active leisure time for children? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this research project was to find whether technology affected the amount of active leisure that children participate in. The project looked back throughout the last few decades and compared findings from the past to the present as to what activities children take part in during their free time. It concluded that children do spend much more time on passive activities now compared to what they used to as there is now a lot more choice in the home. Many other factors were found to be barriers as to why
    children cannot spend more time being active including seasonal issues, parent’s busy lifestyles and parents having other children to look after. Technology in the home was found to be a major part of children’s leisure time compared to 30 years ago when it was more common as a child to play outside whereas today, more children are spending time inside on less physical activities.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2011 17:32
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/1057

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