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Survey shows parents worry their child is addicted to mobile devices

A survey from Common Sense Media and SurveyMonkey conducted between January 25 and January 29 that includes responses from 4,201 adults including 1,024 parents with children under the age of 18 found that 47 percent of parents with kids under 18 years old who owns a mobile phone worry that their child is addicted to their device.

The survey reveals that 60 percent of parents said their child has their own mobile device that is connected to the Internet while 14 percent said their child shares a device with someone else. Furthermore, on that same group, half of them said they are at least somewhat concerned that their child’s mental health is because of the negatively use of their mobile device.

According to Jon Cohen, chief research officer with SurveyMonkey, he said “For as much attention as technology addiction receives among adults, parents—particularly those with teenagers—are far more concerned about their children’s device usage than their own.”

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