Extended Use of Cell Phones hurting Parenting

Parents are spending more time that necessary connected to their electronic devices, a recent study has shown. According to the study, parents are spending more than nine hours a day with various screen media devices and out of this, seven hours and forty-three minutes are spent on screen media. Only an hour and some thirty-nine minutes are used for work,
The study conducted by Common Sense Media surveyed 1,786 parents country wide. Watching the TV, reading both print and electronic books, using digital devices in different things, using social media, playing games and generally browsing through websites are the activities that Common Sense Media put in covered in the study.
The study further observed that 54% of parents said screen time does not impact on the behavior of their children.
It further showed that those parents decrease the harmful impact that screen time has on them when their children use these devices. The research highlights face-face communication, emotional connection and well-being, physical activity, school performance, relationships and the ability to focus as areas most impacted by lengthy screen connections.
The report comes amid continued emphasis by medical and mental health professionals persistently calling on parents and the general public to be wary of the effects of extended connections on devices.
As more options to remain connected become available, parents are advised to find fun and meaningful time away from their beloved devices, in order to enhance relationships with their children. Kids said that when their parents become distracted by lengthy use of cell phones, they lack their attention, an observation that many fathers and mothers agreed on
A survey by AVG Technologies conducted in June 2016 concurred with the Common Sense Survey, noting that 32 percent of children felt unimportant when parents got distracted by devices. The AVT Technologies survey was conducted on more than 4,000 children aged between eight to thirteen years in Australia, Canada, Brazil, The United Kingdom, Germany, the Czech Republic and the United States