New research shows that only 18% of children aged 12 to 15 would miss TV over all else.

This article titled “Teenagers would rather lose TV than internet or mobile – survey” was written by Charles Arthur, technology editor, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 25th October 2011 15.39 UTC

Young British teenagers would be less worried at being deprived of television than losing access to the internet or their mobile phones, as attachment to the medium slides among the young, according to new research from Ofcom.

Yet Britain’s youngsters also watch more TV than at any time in the past five years, the survey found – though a growing amount comes through using online catchup services such as the BBC’s iPlayer. On average, they watch 17 hours 37 minutes per week, up from 15 hours 37 minutes in 2007.

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