It is hard to be a parent these days. Besides more pressure on today’s kids, devices are causing a big problem. Relay, a screen free smartphone has done an extensive survey and discovered some surprising facts. The biggest is screen time is eroding the family.
Kids as young as six are asking their parents for devices and by age 12, they get them. Teens look at their screens an average of 45 hours a week while younger kids look at them for 33 hours.
The majority of parents, 76-percent, say too much tech is bad at home and most also agree it interrupts quality time. Moms and dads are also concerned that kids lack imagination and have less independence. The most troublesome side effect? Kids melting down when those devices are taken away. The trick is to find balance. Whatever that means for your family, it takes teamwork.