Connect with us

Interesting

How Children Are Affected When Parents Spend So Much Time on Mobile Phones

This should be a wake-up call for parents everywhere.

As parents, we all know that excessive screen time is bad for children. In fact, a recent study even tells us that it can lead to brain damage. This should be a serious warning for all of us to ensure that our kids do not stay stuck using their mobile devices all too often.

But have you ever imagined the negative effects if the roles are reversed? Some parents are guilty of spending too much time on their phones, too, right? And how exactly are the children affected when that happens?

Well a global survey gives us the answers.

Conducted by AVG Technologies, the said survey was answered by over 6,000 children from Brazil, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, United Kingdom, and the United States. The participants were composed of youngsters ages 8 to 13 years old.

According to the survey, 52% of children think their parents spend a lot of time on their mobile phones.

Source: istock

The results further tell us that 54% of parents agreed they feel like they are indeed setting a bad example for their children in terms of mobile device usage.

What’s even more heartbreaking is the fact that 32% of children said they feel unimportant when parents use mobile phones while eating, talking, watching TV, and playing outdoors.

One parent admitted:

“I do feel like the balance between the degree to which I use my mobile device to stay connected to work and my ability to be more present, available to my family, is quite out of balance.”

25% of parents likewise said that they hoped their kids used devices less.

Source: shutterstock

As AVG Technologies Senior Security Evangelist Tony Anscombe explained:

“With our kids picking up mobile devices at an increasingly younger age, it is really important that we set good habits within the home, early on.

“Children take their cues from us for everything else, so it is only natural that they should do the same with device use.”


Meanwhile, a similar research done by by Digital Awareness UK and the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference tells us that among 2,000 11 to 18-year-olds, 82% felt devices shouldn’t be used during meal times and 22% have said that excessive mobile usage have “stopped their families from enjoying each other’s company”.

DAUK co-founder Emma Robertson commented:

“We hope these findings will be a wake-up call for families and motivate them to have serious conversations about the safe and healthy use of technology.”

Others

Russia’s Psychic Cat Achilles Correctly Predicts World Cup Opening Game Winner

But can he predict the 2018 FIFA World Cup champion?

The new Nostradamus might be an adorable furry critter. A sweet Russian cat has been chosen to predict the outcome of the first game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It may seem hard to believe but the feline was spot on with his prediction.

Achilles is already a modern day prophet. After all, the cat correctly predicted most of the results in last year's Confederate Cup in Russia. Nevertheless, people wondered if the adorable feline will manage to prophesy what would happen in this year's World Cup opening game. Achilles had to choose between Russia and Saudi Arabia, and managed to predict the motherland's stunning victory.

...
Continue Reading

Others

Dog Interrupts MLB Baseball Game, Gets Rewarded With A Ball And A New Friend

The pooch thought the baseball team was trying to play fetch with her!

One lucky dog had a truly awesome day at the park. A young German Shepherd got to watch a Minor League Baseball game with her owner. In addition to that, the pooch got to play a game of fetch and made a new friend. She also went home with a ball and won the hearts of many fans.

The MLB team Tulsa Drillers recently had a Bark at the Park Night when they went up against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. The event allows fans to bring their dogs to the field while the NWA infielders were warming up. One pooch noticed that the players were throwing a ball around. The excited German Shepherd immediately broke away from her owner and dashed to join the baseball players.

...
Continue Reading

Art

Artist Shares Emotional Comic About Finding Your Childhood Bully After Many Years

This is how bullying can haunt your life for years and years to come…

If you’ve ever been bullied as a child, you know the effects can stay with you for a long time. Harsh words and deeds can really scar the soul and there’s always the possibility that you’ll never forget the bad experience way into your adult years.

This is exactly what Meghan Lands has been through and she accurately captured how it feels like in a short comic. Now an artist, Meghan has “spent the last 20 years trying to forget her first 10.”

Despite that, the Canada-based illustrator recently took the time to look for her bully on Facebook and it made her realize and remember many things. Needless to say, it has been an emotional rollercoaster for her.

...
Continue Reading

Like Us On Facebook