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Tablets are pushing TV sets and game consoles out of children’s bedrooms

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10 October 2014, 12:18 pm by: Patrick Pierra

A comprehensive report by the UK media regulator offers a fascinating view of how fast tablets have become a fixture in children’s daily life.

The growth in both tablet usage and ownership among UK children has been staggering. A third of all children aged 5 to 15 now have their own tablet, more than 60% use a tablet at home and more than 40% use it to go online.

Ofcom’s annual Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report offers a wealth of data about what devices children use and how they use them in 2014. Here are the key figures relating tablets:

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