Talking Point

On average Britain’s children watch more than 17 hours of television a week and spend more than 20 hours a week online. There is little doubt that there are some serious problems, with one in twelve adolescents self-harming, 35,000 on anti-depressants, and around three in ten children in England aged between 2 and 15 either obese or overweight. All these problems have been, at least in part, attributed by researchers to a decrease in the time today’s children spend outdoors compared to previous generations. Since 1999 Wildwise has been considering the particular challenge of how to coax modern teenagers away from their screens to spend meaningful time in nature. They think they have the answer in #HungerGames 
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