There was a time when children would play outside all day in the summer, returning home hungry, thirsty and in need of a good bath.
But today’s youngsters ‘don’t know what they’re supposed to do’ when left to their own devices outdoors, Springwatch presenter Michaela Strachan has said.
The 49-year-old has called for the ‘re-wilding’ of children who spend too much time playing with gadgets.
She said that children have not learnt how to entertain themselves outside, instead spending their time glued to iPads.
The mother-of-one said: ‘Re-wilding kids is something I think is really important.
‘We live in a very technical, digital world and a lot of people are only experiencing the outdoors through their screen – which is really sad.
Before we had all this technology children would just be left outside to play and entertain themselves with their own imagination – they knew what to do.
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