A recent survey has shed light on the screen time habits of American parents and their children, revealing that many parents spend more time on electronic devices than their kids. Here are the key findings from the survey:
- The survey involved 2,000 U.S. parents and was conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Campspot.
- Three out of five parents admitted to spending more time on their electronic devices compared to their children, averaging nearly five hours a day.
- Parents spend less than four hours daily on meaningful activities with their children.
- 80% of the parents own three or more electronic devices, while 81% of the children own at least two.
- 60% of the parents are looking for ways to escape technology and reconnect with their children.
- 79% of the parents believe experiences are more memorable without the presence of electronic devices.
- Parents are encouraging outdoor play (76%), setting time limits on device usage (74%), and creating device-free zones (63%).
- Camping and hiking emerged as the most popular choice for outdoor family activities this summer, followed by picnics and visits to amusement and water parks.
- Parents observed that camping fostered problem-solving skills (59%), independence (54%), and resilience (54%) in their children.
- 72% of the parents reported being more focused on family time during outdoor activities, and over half felt more relaxed and laid-back in such environments.
Source: Study Finds