A new study reveals that parents don’t think technology is all bad. In fact, 75 per cent of parents who responded to the survey by Qualtrics said they believed technology has a positive impact on children’s education.
Parents were also four times more likely to say social media has had a positive impact on children’s self-esteem than a negative one – 46.4 per cent of parents said social media had a positive effect, while just 10.7 percent said it was negative (42.9 per cent said neither).
The study polled 1,039 parents of children ranging from 8 to 17 years old.
“As technology becomes more and more pervasive, it’s important to find measurable ways to assess its impact on our day-to-day lives,” said Mike Maughan, Head of Global Insights for Qualtrics.
But the survey also showed that parents do worry about what their kids are doing on their phones. Parents were most concerned with children using dating apps, with 30 per cent of parents say it’s likely children are using them.
Read the full report at qualtrics.com/kids-and-tech/