Whether you’ve had a quick glance at Facebook while making dinner, or checked your emails while relaxing on the sofa, I think we can all admit to getting sucked into technology now and again.
But a recent study by Start-Rite, who surveyed children aged 7 to 11 in school, with no parental input, revealed our penchant for smartphones and tablets is doing more than just tearing through our data limit. As the video shows, when asked who uses digital gadgets the most at home and how this make them feel, the researchers were faced with often heartbreaking replies.
“My Mum spends all day on her computer and I feel sad because I won’t get to play with her”
“It kind of makes me feel like they don’t care about us when they’re on their phone”
Interestingly, while the research revealed an incredible 93% of those surveyed own a digital device, 44% of the children were looking forward to spending more time with their family and playing outdoors, compared with only 5% who wanted to spend time online.