Whereas it’s no shock that teenagers and preteens world wide dedicate a lot of their time to taking part in video video games, it seems that is one space the place the Israeli youth actually excels.
Youngsters’s World, an annual worldwide survey of kids’s well-being, has surveyed 23,803 kids between the ages of seven and 15 in 20 nations and located that Israeli kids outspent their worldwide friends in 2021
by way of time devoted to taking part in pc video games.
Round 65% of Israeli youngsters report taking part in greater than 5 instances per week, in comparison with a global common of fifty%. Youngsters from Italy and Russia got here in second and third, respectively, within the examine.
By way of social media utilization, 63% of Israeli youngsters got here in seventh, reporting spending greater than 5 days per week in entrance of their screens, whereas the worldwide common stands at 58%.
Dr. Dafna Gross-Manos, senior lecturer on the Social Work Division on the Tel-Hai Educational Faculty, stated: “Spending a lot time in entrance of the display screen can result in cognitive points, behavioral issues and a spotlight deficit problems. Amongst teenagers, there’s elevated threat of hysteria and melancholy.”