Belgian children more stressed than before

8th July 2008, Comments 0 comments

Despite growing up in more well-off families, Belgian children experience more stress than children of the same age a decade ago, says survey.

8 July 2008

BELGIUM – A survey on Belgian children between the ages of 6 and 12 reveals that they experience more stress than children of the same age 10 years ago.

The survey conducted by Egérie Research Marketing & Strategy and reported the Francophone daily La Libre Belgique says that although children have enjoy more consumer goods such as television, computer and mobile phone, they are more stressed than their counterparts a decade ago.

The survey reveals that 97 percent of the children have a television at home and 17 percent of them have a television in their room.

About 95 percent of the children have a computer at home while one in four has a mobile phone.

The Dutch-speaking children are a bit more concerned about the future and their school results than the French-speaking children of the same age in Belgium.

[flandersnews.be / Expatica]

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