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Over half of youngsters spend most of their free time in bedrooms

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.

Over half of youngsters spend most of their free time in bedroom, worrying figures reveal

Over half of youngsters spend most of their free time in bedroom, worrying figures revealCrédito: Getty

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 por cento), spend most of their free time at home with just over half (51 por cento) in their bedrooms.

Youngsters also struggle to socialise away from screens with 73 per cent glued to platforms such as Netflix ou YouTube.

Over half (57 por cento) watch more streamed content than before confinamento, more than a third (37 por cento) 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.”