Gadgets causing obesity among kids: Survey
Thursday, July 19, 2018

A survey found nine out of 10 children in the UAE have access to smartphones.

About nine in 10 children in the UAE spend hours on electronic gadgets every day, while parents, who see a clear link in the increased use of technology and obesity, are conscious not to let their children spend too much time on them.

Nine out of 10 children across the UAE and Saudi Arabia have access to tablets, smartphones or other handheld electronic devices with screens, a survey revealed.

According to the research done online by YouGov Omnibus among 1,009 respondents in Saudi Arabia and the UAE between June 27 and July 4, children showed a balanced usage of mobile devices for both leisure and learning activities.

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