Published On: Mon, Mar 14th, 2016

Parents, don’t use cell phone while dining


People have made them a tech buff and spend most of their time on their electronic devices mostly cell phones. Most of the parents cannot stay away from their phones and in that case, your children may not be pleased with you at all, states researchers.

A research study which examines into the vibrant of technology and families discloses that the kids of those parents who infrequently text even though driving or those who treat in over-sharing on social media are not much amazed at their parents’ habits.

The researchers observed that there have been related obstacles in the long-ago, as families developed used to innovative technologies, for example, radio, television and video games in the home. Though, the quick development of technology in the past decades, remarkably the initiation of the internet, has made a broad gap amid public in relationships, particularly familial relationships.

The authors of the research study pointed out that “This challenge is exacerbated by the fact that parents themselves may be struggling to set and abide by the rules they set for themselves for technology use,”

The research study tells that as technology has become omnipresent in children’s lives, setting up and imposing rules has turned into gradually more challenging for parents. The principal distress, amid both children and parents, was concentrated to those across, rather than technology.

To conduct the research study, researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Washington hold a survey with 249 US child-parent pairs, discovering rules both for children, aged 10-17, and parents along with enforcement challenges.

The results illustrated that 92 percent of kid experience that their parents require demonstrating much interest whereas talking to them. The kids want that their parents should not upload anything online regarding them without their earlier consent. Furthermore, the parents require to belief their children to situate their own restrictions. The children do not desire to observe their parents spending the entire their time on the computer, tablet or smartphone. They hate employing phone whereas driving. Somewhat, they desire the parents to set up technology-related rules.

Very significantly, the kids desire that the parents practice what they moralize, the researchers indicated.

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.