Do Mom and Dad know what’s good for their children online?
New survey measures parent attitudes, influence and perceptions of children’s media use
Parents of school-aged children spend more than nine hours a day on media use – including TV, social media and computer-based educational programs – according to a new survey.
The survey, “The Common Sense Census: Plugged-In Parents of Tweens and Teens,” suggests that the vast majority of parents say they believe computers and digital devices in classrooms are good for their children. But they also worry that their children spend too much time on devices, to the detriment of physical activity and personal relationships.