Parents Are Clueless About What Kids Are Doing On Their Mobile Devices

It’s no secret that these days most children are glued to their phones, but what exactly they are doing on those phones is apparently a mystery to most parents. A new poll finds that 72% of moms and dads have little clue as to what their kids are doing on their mobile devices, with lots of kids taking deliberate steps to keep their parents in the dark.

The survey by Jiminy finds that Instagram is the top social network for kids, and while parents do take steps to follow their children on the social media platform, they probably aren’t really seeing what their children are up to. That’s because 20% of kids admit they have a second Insta account under a different name with content they don’t want their parents to know about.

As for how much time kids are spending on their devices, the survey finds that children between eight and 15 are on their devices an average of 40 hours a week, with 10% on them on for 90 hours a week. Just how bad is that? Well, that’s more time then those kids spend both sleeping and exercising in a given week.

Source: Biz Journals

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