DigitalizationGaming among children and teens: More than two hours daily for video and computer games

The digital association Bitkom published new survey results on the consumption behavior of video and computer games among children and young people today. The results show that 89 percent of young consumers between the ages of ten and 18 play digital games – with an average playing time of 149 minutes per day.

For this representative survey, Bitkom Research interviewed a total of 641 children and young people between the ages of ten and 18 on behalf of the digital association Bitkom about video or computer games and how much time they spend on them.

These are further insights:

  • 89 percent of German children and teenager between ten and 18 years old said they spend their free time playing computer or video games – with an average of two hours and 29 minutes per day.
  • 70 percent of young consumers said they played for more than an hour a day, 15 percent played between 15 minutes and a full hour, and only five percent played for a maximum of a quarter of an hour a day.
  • Children between the ages of ten and twelve played for an average of 119 minutes a day, and teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 played for around 165 minutes, or 2.75 hours a day.

Bernhard Rohleder, Bitkom CEO, commented: "Games are an integral part of the everyday lives of many children and young people. It is important to practice a regulated approach to video and computer games. Parents should agree a weekly time budget together with their children or set a daily limit, especially for young children."

Source: Bitkom

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