Study Shows More Parents Using Devices To Babysit Kids
Sep 21, 2012 13:24
Don't feel bad about using your ipad to distract your kid. According to a
new survey, more parents are slowly turning to apps on tablets and
mobile phones in order to babysit their kids.
The survey commissioned by Qualcomm revealed that 53% of parents with children ages 13 or under use mobile technology to calm their children, while nearly 74% of them have downloaded apps specifically for their children. Tim McDonough, vice president of marketing at Qualcomm, shared his thoughts about the findings by telling Mashable:
“my little boys learned their multiplication tables through playing a
game on a smartphone.
“At a very simple level I think that parents are realizing smartphones
are becoming tools they can use to help entertain and educate their kids
and to stay connected with them.”
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