Maybe it's time for a little Digital Detox

These days it isn’t uncommon to see a kid staring at some sort of device and parents certainly feel like their children’s addiction to tech is getting a bit out of hand.

A new survey finds that Parents on average ask their children to get off a digital device an average of seven times a day and three quarters of parents who responded think their family needs a digital detox after self-quarantine. Many parents also went on to say the COVID-19 crisis has made it difficult to plan fun, but safe activities this summer.

Some of the other interesting finds:

  • 68% plan to limit family screen time this summer.
  • 45% plan to limit it to just a few hours a day
  • 28% want to a full-day detoxes a few times a week.
  • 48% already have a tech curfew, usually around 8:05 pm.
  • 76% want a summer digital detox so they can spend more time with their family.

The top COVID-19 friendly activities parents have planned include:

  • Playing board games (40%)
  • Camping the backyard (37%)
  • Making arts and crafts (36%)
  • Reading books (36%)
  • Building blanket and pillow forts (36%)
  • Making breakfast as a family (32%)
  • Teaching my kids as a new skill (31%)
  • Making a home movie theater (30%)
  • Playing with water guns (29%)
  • Eating popsicles (26%)

Source: SWNS Digital

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