If you think today’s kids are harder to parent, this study agrees with you
Are today’s children more difficult to raise? A new study has found that most Americans think so, thanks to the prevalence of technology in our daily lives. But what to do about it?
In a survey of 2,000 American parents, 80% agreed that parenting is more difficult than 30 years ago because of technology, and 86% said children grow up faster thanks to technology. They also reported that their children spend an average of 43% of their free time online. COVID-19 has spurred this trend, with four in five parents reporting giving their children more screen time during the pandemic.
What is the most worrying online problem? Parents said negative social media interactions (55%) were the most worrying, followed by inappropriate content (54%). Cyberbullying (38%) and violent video games (23%) were also listed as recurring concerns.
Most parents surveyed said it was their responsibility to monitor their child’s online activity. They do this by using a family media plan (43%), setting up daily screen limits (43%) using parental control software (42%), and strengthening ‘free zones. screen âaround the house (36%). The study was conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Smith Micro software.
Need more advice on how to keep your kids safe in the digital age? We know it ! And remember, quality screen time makes all the difference, especially since the technology is not going anywhere. After all, it also has a lot of advantages!
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