Half of Kids Have Asked Their Parents to Put Down Their Phone

October 22, 2019

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The majority of parents out there put limits on their kids' screen time, but it seems like now, kids also have to put limits on their parents' screen time too. According to a new survey of parents with kids between five and 18 years old, half of them say their kids have asked them to put down their phone. And 69% of the parents admit it was hard and they feel, quote, "addicted" to their phone. The survey also found parents say they spend an average of two hours and 41 minutes per day hanging out with their kids and two hours and 17 minutes messing around on their phone.  That's just a 24-minute difference.