translated from Spanish: Teens and parents are addicted to cell phones: study

the parents complain that teens have their noses glued to the phone, but perhaps they should examine their own habits. A study published Wednesday by the Pew Research Center says that two-thirds of parents are concerned about the amount of time that their adolescent children spend in front of screens, while more than one-third expressed concern about their own time doing the same thing. Meanwhile, more than half of teens say that often or sometimes they find their parents or other persons in charge of them distracted when they try to talk to them.

The study says that teens relate to their cell phones occasionally «interconnected» and says nearly three quarters to review their messages occasionally rise. Parents do the same, although at a rate lower, with 57%. Read also: concerned about the use of cell phones in large atropellamientosLas index technology companies face growing criticism about the addictive nature of their devices, the incessant notifications and other capabilities created to keep people glued to their screens.
Many teens are trying to do something about: 52% say that they have reduced the time spent with their cell phones and 57% say that they have done the same thing with social networks.

Experts say that parents have a crucial role in the habits of their children and set a good example as part of it.» Teens often fail to do what you say, but what we do», said Donald Shifrin, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington, who did not participate in the study of Pew. «Parents are the door to walk children on their way to the world.» The study surveyed 743 U.S. adolescents and 1.058 parents of teenagers between March 7 and April 10. The margin of error was 4.5 percentage points. Photo: Pixabay in this note:



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