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13 October 2015

United Kingdom: Gadgets 'Cause 8 Million Rows a Day' as Two-Thirds Admit They Struggle to Make Their Children Put Devices Down

The nation's families are having a combined 8 million arguments
a day over digital gadgets, a survey shows.  The biggest source of
strife is parents feeling children are too absorbed by computers
or tablets to communicate properly.
"It's staggering that parents seem to understand the dangers - and are rightfully concerned - yet we appear powerless in addressing the issues."

Gadgets 'cause eight million rows a day' as two thirds admit they struggle to make their children put devices down
by Daily Mail Reporter, 11 October 2015

- Biggest source of strife is parents feeling their children are too absorbed
- Two thirds admit they struggle to make youngsters put their devices down
- Nine out of ten are using smartphones or tablets before they turn eight


The nation’s families are having a combined eight million arguments a day over digital gadgets, a survey shows.

The biggest source of strife is parents feeling children are too absorbed by computers or tablets to communicate properly.

Two thirds admit they struggle to make their children put their devices down while nine out of ten youngsters are using smartphones or tablets before they turn eight.

More than half of British parents admit their children are more likely to reach for a tablet or smartphone than a book when at home.

Research by HomeHalo, a parental internet control system, revealed one of the biggest causes of irritation was parents being ignored by their children when they're online.

One in two parents were concerned about their children's technology habits, while 49 per cent worried that their child was in danger whilst on the internet

Psychologist Honey Langcaster-James said: ‘There is a real danger that excessive use of technology might replace the genuine communication and connections between family members and other key relationships.

'Too much tech time can have an adverse impact on children’s development.’

Louise Philips, of HomeHalo, added: 'Although we can all see teenagers glued to their phones and tablets, the addiction begins much earlier.

'It's staggering that parents seem to understand the dangers - and are rightfully concerned - yet we appear powerless in addressing the issues.

'It is a problem that is increasing and drawing in much younger children.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3268806/Gadgets-cause-eight-million-rows-day-two-thirds-admit-struggle-make-children-devices-down.html#comments

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