Survey: Parents binge on media, say they’re good media role models

In this Feb. 11, 2016 photo, the LG G5 smartphone is used to take a photo as the device is demonstrated in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A new survey says parents spend more than nine hours a day with TVs, computers and other screen devices while also giving themselves high marks as role models for their children’s media habits.  

According to the results released Tuesday, parents also are very enthusiastic about technology’s role in their kids’ lives but wary of the risks it might present.

The comprehensive survey of 1,786 parents in America was conducted this year by researchers with the nonprofit Common Sense Media group and Northwestern University’s Center on Media and Human Development.

Two-thirds of parents surveyed, 67 percent, said monitoring their children’s devices and social media accounts is more important than allowing them privacy, according to the survey.


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