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