The Institute for Family Studies and the Wheatley Institute recently released a study examining teenager's screentime. The study surveyed 1600 adolescents ages 11-18 in America. The findings were staggeringly high across the board, averaging a total of approximately 10 hours and 4 minutes a day. This is especially shocking when taking into account the time spent at school, in extracurriculars and sleeping.
However, researchers found that teens who come from "intact households," that is a home with two married, biological parents, spent less time on screens than all of those in non-intact households. Examples of non-intact households are homes with single parents and step-parents. Researchers said that it is important not to place blame on all non-intact parents, but rather to recognize the vulnerability that comes with a non-intact home.
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