the entertainment habits of our children worry

Christmas is approaching with its usual batch of gifts under the tree, to please the whole family. Among the products expected on D-Day, mobile phones will undoubtedly be the stars of the coming weekend. And adults are not the only ones who can benefit from it, according to a new study signed by M6. According to this, almost half of children aged four to fourteen will have their own smartphone by 2022. The survey doesn’t specify which brands are the most popular among the younger generation, but we do know that iPhones make them happier than any other collection.

Among the models of the moment, the third generation iPhone SE is the most “affordable”: account 559 euros to afford the basic edition with 64 GB of internal storage. For the rest, the iPhone 12 is still on sale in six different colors for 809 euros with the same memory capacity. And for small palms, the iPhone 13 mini and its screen reduced to 5.4 inches also does its job very well, for 809 euros also in the Apple Store.

What devices are the most popular among children?

Beyond smartphones, which seem to be the most compelling devices among the panel interviewed by M6, desktop computers they are also among his favorite displays. 35% of them would have access to it, a figure that has fallen since the 2021 results. To better understand these numbers, you should know that several countries have been analyzed here, including France, Spain, the United Kingdom or even the United States. .

With this, the M6 ​​study teaches us that 29% of children read content on tablets. Once again, Apple items are top sellers with a 10th-gen iPad starting at 589 today. But other firms offer much cheaper alternatives that work with Google’s operating system, Android. Specifically Xiaomi with the Redmi Pad, which costs “only” 299 euros. In the menu, the technical sheet offers us here a weight of 445 grams, an 8,000 mAh battery or a MediaTek Helio G99 processor.

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Advice from health professionals

Despite these very encouraging scores for the market, let’s keep in mind that a mobile or a tablet is not within everyone’s reach. In fact, we know, for example, that spending time on social media can lead to serious psychological disorders, even psychiatric. So it goes without saying that providing such systems to children should only be done knowingly and with good parental controls in the background.

You also can limit screen time, to avoid visual fatigue. Android and iOS now offer it natively. With this, do not leave a phone or iPad in the bedroom after going to bed: using it does not make it easier to fall asleep. However, sleep is one of the keys to successful long-term growth. Finally, remember to lock in-app purchases with a password that only you know, to avoid ending up with an extended bill…

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