Pre Order Parenting and Technology aa

Pre Order Parenting and Technology aa

Parenting and Technology: Social Media, Negative Content Creation and Desensitization

According to Pew Research, most teens at least sometimes feel happy and peaceful when they don’t have their phone, but 44% say this makes them anxious. Half of parents say they have looked through their teen’s phone.

Key findings from the Pew Research Center survey:

1) Phone-less: 72% of U.S. teens say they often or sometimes feel peaceful when they don’t have their smartphone; 44% say it makes them feel anxious.

2) Good for hobbies, less so for socialization: 69% of teens say smartphones make it easier for youth to pursue hobbies and interests; fewer (30%) say it helps people their age learn good social skills.

3) Parental snooping: Half of parents say they have looked through their teen’s phone.

4) Smartphone standoffs: About four-in-ten parents and teens report regularly arguing with one another about time spent on their phone.

5) Distracted parenting: Nearly half of teens (46%) say their parent is at least sometimes distracted by their phone when they’re trying to talk to them.

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