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Gary R. Bunt

The Gulf's digital addiction

Jennifer Bell, Arab News, Digital addiction’s early start stirs concern in Gulf countries

"On average across Saudi Arabia, children spend close to three hours of their leisure time on mobile devices every day, almost an hour longer than the average amount of time spent playing outdoors. This meant the Kingdom ranked third globally for screen time on mobiles, while the UK topped the worldwide charts." Cites Norton-Systemtec 'My First Device Report' [pdf] Also see this article via Market Screener, Children in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia among youngest in the world to receive first mobile device: Norton research

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