A lot of parents relied on technology to keep their children entertained during the coronavirus lockdowns, but now that we are in a new year, many feel it’s enough, and are looking to cut back their kids’ screen time.
A new survey finds:
62% of parents regret not sticking with strict screen time rules during quarantine.
70% of parents think it’s important their family start the year off with a break from technology.
77% believe that taking that break will improve their kid’s mental and emotional health.
64% find their children are more irritable and anxious after a full day of looking at screens.
70% say all that extra screen time directly relates to how stressed their kids become.
As for how to go about restricting their kids screen time:
47% of parents say they’ll opt for a family-wide screen off time.
Another 47% plan to confiscate phones and other devices.
46% hope to distract their kids with something else.
42% plan on making them earn screen time back by doing chores.
Source: SWNS Digital