Children switch from mobile phones to tablets
The number of children owning mobile phones has fallen for the first time, according to figures from the regulator, Ofcom.
43% of youngsters aged five to fifteen now own a mobile, compared to 49% in 2012.
Does this mean children are playing outside more, or huddling around monopoly boards?
No. Instead of using mobiles, they are turning to tablet computers.
Ofcom said that tablets have become " a must have device" for children of all ages.
26% of children between the ages of twelve and fifteen now own a tablet, up from just 7% in 2012.
The statistics also suggest that the next generation is getting tech savvy not long after getting out of nappies: 28% of infants between the ages of three and four now use a tablet computer at home.