Screen time beats outdoor play for most Australian children

by Claire Tyrrell

They might look like typical kids but Charlie, Billy and Max Leitch are bucking the trend.

The Mt Lawley brothers spend a lot more time playing outdoors than they do in front of screens, which is opposite to most Australian children.

Recent research by industry group Turf Australia has found Australian kids under 12 spend an average of more than 16 hours a week, or 2.3 hours a day, in front of a screen.

Nature Play WA chief executive Griffin Longley said parents should encourage their children to play and explore in natural environments.

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