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Digitalisation in the children’s room

Digitalisation finds its way into the children’s room. It is not only electronic toys that are in demand, but also digital tools and online helpers for safety-conscious parents.

Kind + Jugend 2014, 4moms™, mamaRoo children's seats

Kind + Jugend 2014, 4moms™, mamaRoo children’s seats

Today’s kids have hardly outgrown their toddler years when they find themselves in the middle of the digital world. For quite some time, not only teenagers, but also younger children – even the youngest ones – spend their time with smartphones, tablets or on a computer.
55 per cent of the eight-year-olds go online on a regular basis; among the six-year-olds, 28 per cent use the Internet, and even 11 per cent of the three-year-olds do. And the numbers are rising, according to a study by the German Institute for trust and safety on the Internet (“Deutsches Institut für Vertrauen und Sicherheit im Internet, DIVSI“) which was commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs (“Bundesfamilienministerium”). Evidently, the favourite pastime of kids on the internet is gaming: 89 percent of the surveyed three-to-eight-year-olds confirmed this. (more…)