BBC: 英国十岁儿童中半数拥有智能手机

2020-03-06 18:56:33  每日学英语

Half of UK 10-year-olds own a smartphone





For the first time, half of Britain s 10-year-olds now own a smartphone. But the nature of innovation on the web means it is getting harder for parents to keep up with them. Compared to even a year ago, the range of platforms and apps being used has grown sharply, with a particularly striking rise in use of WhatsApp, Tik Tok and Twitch – less so Instagram, and Facebook is so 2018!

英国十岁儿童中半数拥有智能手机,这是史无前例的。但网络创新的本质意味着家长们越来越难以跟上孩子们的步伐。仅与一年前相比,人们使用的网络平台和移动应用程序种类已大幅增长。其中,瓦次普(WhatsApp)、抖音(Tik Tok)和 “Twitch”(游戏直播平台)的使用量增长尤为明显。照片墙(Instagram)的涨势相对较弱,而脸书(Facebook)已是早在2018年流行的社交平台了。

Two million parents now think the internet does more harm than good. That s despite the growth in online activism with older kids more likely to sign petitions or promote causes.


One of the most striking developments is the growth in gaming, particularly among girls. Just under half of five to fifteen-year-old girls play games online, up from 39% in 2018. In short, children are spending much more time online doing a far broader range of things and getting hooked on the internet at an ever earlier age.