Parents worried about screen time of their kids, are themselves likely to become reason of same worry for their kids. The finding of a survey conducted on 500 pairs of children and parents across the U.S. by a child advocacy group.
On the contrary, perhaps surprisingly, 68% of parents were concerned how their child’s phone usage has increased a small 2% since 2016. At the same time, parents’ screen time is likely to become a concern for teens too. For good reasons of reasonable increase in usage, precisely rising 11% from 28% in 2016 to 39% at present.
Further, 56% of teens who feel they have a parent addicted to digital screens feel addicted themselves, says the report.
Apprehension among entire Parent Generation of Recreation of Screen Addiction in Offspring
Today, parents in the 30- 35 years age group are at a juncture. The generation themselves scolded for using phone at the dinner table is in flux today. This generation of parents are apprehensive of same screen time recreated in children. The generation who is trying to make sense of their own screen addiction and associated problems.
Irrespective, phones are now necessity, a piece of gadget needed for everyday functioning. This could be for work emails, to maintain position of a brand on social media, as well as casual social engagements.
Gong back on the report, teens feel to be in control of screen time. Addiction among teens declined from 50% in 2016 to 39% at present. On the other hand, parents feel more in grip of their devices, swelling from 27% in 2016 to 45% at present.
Parents too have a point to make here. Parents feel relationship hurt with their teen children due to screen addictions. Such are sentiments of 28% parents today, up from only 15% in 2016, adds the report.