London, Jan 10 (ANI): If a new survey is to be believed, then British children are more worried about getting a job than about the environment, crime or war.
Almost one quarter of those in the UK listed unemployment as their top future concern, in contrast to other countries where green issues were the biggest fear, reports the Telegraph.
The European survey of 3,000 children aged between eight and 14 also found British 'tweenagers' were almost twice as likely to use the internet for social development compared to their European counterparts yet still prefer to contact their friends in person rather than using computers or mobile phone texts.
The survey, conducted for television channel Disney XD, suggests that the first generation to have grown up in a world of instant communication may be savvier about the opportunities and drawbacks of digital technology.
In the poll, 59 per cent British 'tweens' said they could not imagine life without the Internet and computers - well ahead of Spain (50 per cent), Italy and Germany and France (35 per cent).
In the UK, 42 per cent said they use social networking sites and 33 per cent use online clubs compared to a European average of 26 per cent and 15 per cent respectively.
However, 36 per cent of all those surveyed prefer to contact their friends in person compared to 21 per cent using mobile phone or texts.
Despite being more concerned about jobs than the environment, UK children were the greenest in practice, with 87 per cent recycling - the highest percentage in Europe, with Spain following at 71 per cent. (ANI)