Excessive device usage is a growing problem in the 21st century.
According to a new survey, parents are more troubled by their ‘addiction’ than their teens.
Common Sense Media in its latest survey titled ‘The New Normal: Parents, Teens, and Devices Around the World’ has found that 29% teens sleep with a mobile device in bed while 12% of parents do the same.
Interestingly, 52% of parents feel concerned about the amount of time they spend on their devices as compared to 39% of teens.
Parents also feel more addicted to their devices as compared to teens who do not feel as addicted.
More teens wish their parents would get off their devices.
39% of teens feel that their parents spend too much time on their devices.
When it comes to device-use affecting relationships, 28% of parents feel their teen’s use of the mobile device has hurt their relationship.
However, most parents and teens feel the device use has had no impact on the relationship.