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Living room is 'a digital hub'

The traditional living room is being transformed into a digital media hub where the household watches television while multi-tasking via tablets and smartphones, according to a report by the media regulator Ofcom.

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Children using tablets 'are on the increase'

Some 91 percent of parents with a tablet computer say their children use it or have one of their own, an Ofcom report suggests.

The watchdog's "State of the Nation" report found 41 percent said their children use it every day and 17 percent have children who use it more than once a day.

  • 71 percent use the tablet to play video games
  • 44 percent watch short video clips
  • 40 percent browse the internet
  • 37 percent watch TV or films

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