[SURVEY] Kids Now Asking Parents To Put Phones Away

[SURVEY] Kids Now Asking Parents To Put Phones Away

[SURVEY] Kids Now Asking Parents To Put Phones Away

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A new survey of 2,000 parents of school-aged children (aged 5–18) found that half have been asked by their child to put their phone away. Parents are aware that their screen time is a problem, as 62% admitted to spending too much time on their cell phone while with their kids. However, putting the phone down is easier said than done – 69% of parents surveyed feel “addicted” to it. Perhaps because of that, parents spend almost as much one-on-one time with their device as they do quality time with their children. Results revealed that respondents spend two hours and 17 minutes of personal time on their phone per day, compared to two hours and 41 minutes of quality, screen-free time with their children. And 74% of parents surveyed worry their child spends too much time staring at a screen, which might be why 65% have a limit on their child’s screen time – averaging about two hours per day.

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