Information technology can help children during play time but must be properly regulated, it has been claimed.
In news that may interest individuals in teaching jobs
, Play England has claimed that computer games can help youngsters develop as long as it doesn't take over.
Issy Cole-Hamilton, head of policy research and programmes at Play England, said: "It's just a matter of getting a balance between going out and about and actually experiencing the real world outside, rather than just experiencing a fake world."
"I think the point is that awful old phrase that a little bit of something does you good," she added.
Ms Cole-Hamilton's statement comes after Independent Schools Association chairman John Gibson stated that children are "missing out" on real-life experiences due to the technological allure of computer games and mobile phones.
According to statistics from Play England, children should do a minimum of one hour of moderate-intensity exercise each day in order to keep fit and healthy, a fact that school staff
and teaching assistants
may like to bear in mind.