Are Parents Spending Too Much Time on Their Devices?

by Jim Quinn

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Who needs to disconnect now? According to a new study by Common Sense, teens are more likely to say that their parents spend too much time on their devices than the other way around.

About half of the teens surveyed for this report think that their parents spend too much time on their devices. In 2016, only about three in ten teens reported that same answer. On the flip side, back in 2016 about six in ten parents said that teens spend too much time on their devices. Only about 39 percent of parents think teens spend too much time plugged into their devices.

Both parents and teens probably could use less screen time overall. The study also found that a majority of parents and teens used their phone right before going to bed and right when waking up, habits that studies have found to be harmful.

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