Art & Literature: IIT Hyderabad to hold techno-cultural fest Elan & nVision 2021  |  Teacher Insights: Minister releases Study Material of Indian Knowledge Tradition Courses  |  Teacher Insights: 3 Kendriya Vidyalayas display educational toys in the India Toy Fair 2021  |  Policy Indications: Udaipur Science Centre inaugurated at Udaipur , Tripura  |  Policy Indications: Atal Innovation Mission Partners with MathWorks  |  International Edu News: Extinct atom reveals the long-kept secrets of the solar system  |  International Edu News: Making music tunes up wellbeing during lockdown  |  Teacher Insights: A Kazakh experiment in handwriting  |  Parent Interventions: Children’s hospitals partner to find new treatments for paediatric diseases  |  Education Information: UCL partners with Facebook AI Research to deliver PhD programme  |  Science Innovations: Video of ‘dancing DNA’ developed by researchers  |  Technology Inceptions: Light-emitting tattoo engineered for the first time  |  International Edu News: Historian wins major journalism award for Indigenous land project   |  Education Information: Winners announced for Oxford’s Beyond Boundaries art competition  |  International Edu News: Oxford launches Singula Bio to show cancer need not be fatal  |  
March 13, 2019 Wednesday 12:09:23 PM IST

Mobile Devices Create 'Alone Together' Atmosphere at Home

Parent Interventions

New research shows that use of digital mobile devices has resulted in children spending more time inside home but they get a feeling of being 'alone together'.

An analysis of data from 2000-2015 by researchers of University of Warwick and Oxford shows that children spending time with their families have risen by about 30 minutes per day but along with it they felt that ‘alone together’ time had also increased.  Increased time spent at home was utilised by parents and children to interact with their mobile devices. This may help in interacting with friends and family members outside home. On the positive side, it was also noted that traditional values of spending quality time for shared meals, hobbies and attending to household chores haven't decreased.

Mobile devices help the family members stay connected with people outside the family and it may not be a distraction if all members optimise its use and find time for shared activities that help in bonding.


Source: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jomf.12564

Comments