The graph below gives information about the preferred leisure activities of Australian children.
Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown
The graph shows the preferred leisure activities of Australian children aged 5-14. As might be expected, it is clear from the data that sedentary pursuits are far more popular nowadays than active ones.
Of the 10,000 children that were interviewed, all the boys and girls stated that they enjoyed watching TV or videos in their spare time. In addition, the second most popular activity, attracting 80% of boys and 60% of girls, was playing electronic or computer games. While girls rated activities such as art and craft highly just under 60% stated that they enjoyed these in their spare time only 35% of boys opted for creative pastimes. Bike riding, on the other hand, was almost as popular as electronic games among-est boys and, perhaps surprisingly, almost 60% of girls said that they enjoyed this too. Skateboarding was relatively less popular among-est both boys and girls, although it still attracted 35% of boys and 25% of girls.
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A report indicated that many childr.en between 7 and 11 spend too much time watching television and/or play video games. How does the problem affect the childr.en, their families and society? What measures can be taken to control it?
Studies suggest that childr.en spend more time watching TV than they did in the past and spend less on doing active or creative things. Why do you think it is the case? What measures and methods can be used to tackle with it?
Some people think parents should read or tell stories to childr.en, while others think parents need not do that, as childr.en can read books, watch TV or movies by themselves. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Some people think that family life and parents have great influence on childr.en’s development, while others consider that external influence plays a more important role in childr.en’s life, discuss both views and give your own opinion.