Science&Tech Statistic research shows that GenZ kids are almost completely bound to sofas By WeeklyNews staff Posted on December 24, 2021 2 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ According to research, released by online tutor provider GoStudent, it has been found that children in Europe prefer viewing and creating online content to hanging out with friends. The study, which has taken place among nearly 1,000 children aged 10-18, found that 53% of children prefer to turn on the TV or Netflix in their free time. Gaming (50%) and social media (47%) rank second and third. Striking detail is that children in the age category 10-12 years still regularly go outside (43%) and children aged 16-18 years almost do not do that anymore (13%). With punctually at No. 1, this age category represents watching TV or Netflix (61%). And where more than a quarter of children in the age group 10-12 still read a book regularly, children between the ages of 16-18 still rarely do so (12%). Creative activities and letting yourself go during a dance is no longer worth mentioning for children in 2021. These activities did not make it to the top 10 favorite hobbies. This also applies to playing a musical instrument. These findings are part of the International GoStudent Education Report, created in collaboration with data research firm Kantar. This report, which interviewed 12,000 children and parents in the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, France, Spain, the UK and Italy, provides the most comprehensive analysis of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected education over the past year. The full report can be viewed via the link.