Parents Are Concerned Over Kids’ Increasing Screen Time, Survey Shows

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Families across the globe are adjusting to their new normals amidst the ongoing pandemic, and some aspects of life have become virtual in a way they may not have been before (think online fitness classes vs. in-person classes, online schooling vs. in-person schooling, etc). So, it’s not surprising that screen time has seen an increase in the past few weeks. But now, according to a recent survey, parents are concerned about how much time their children are spending in front of screens.

ParentsTogether is a national, parent-led organization that works to build a world in which every child and family can succeed. They released a survey conducted among 3,000 members via Facebook Messenger from April 16 to April 20. The survey found that 49 percent of kids were spending over six hours online per day (compared to 8 percent before the pandemic hit). Similarly, 26 percent of kids are…

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