MORE than half of youngsters spend most of their free time in bedrooms, a survey reveals.
Just over one in ten spend their free time with friends.
The worrying growth of an isolated generation has accelerated since the pandemic a major study into the social lives of 11 to 18-year-olds found.
In the poll of 5,078 for youth charity OnSide almost four in five (77 パーセント), spend most of their free time at home with just over half (51 パーセント) in their bedrooms.
Over half (57 パーセント) watch more streamed content than before 封鎖, more than a third (37 パーセント) are gaming more and 32 per cent watch more TV.
OnSide runs youth centres in disadvantaged areas.
Chief exec Kathryn Morley said: “We cannot watch an entire generation sleepwalking into isolation.”