The amount of time children spend online has overtaken that spent watching television for the first time, according to a new report

.An annual survey by research agency Childwise suggested young people now use the internet for three hours a day on average, compared with just 2.1 hours sitting in front of the television.

Video-sharing website YouTube, image-sharing sites Instagram and Snapchat and social network Facebook were among the most popular online destinations for children.

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