According to the recent “2011 WeTime Survey” about families’ use of electronics, both parents and kids are very much “plugged in.”
98% of families use electronics daily or multiple times per day.
35% of parents say their families “could not function” without electronics.
90% or more of parents are using computers, TVs, mobile phones and alarm clocks/clock radios every day.
Nearly 90% said their children are watching TV daily; other electronics used by children include computers (60%), alarm clocks (52%) and mobile phones (48%).
67% of children and 61% of parents game at least every few days; 44% of children and 39% of parents are playing a video game every day.
89% of families in the survey own some type of video-game console. The Wii is the favorite (39%), followed by the Xbox 360 (19%) and PS3 (14%).
As 2011 begins, Catholic families would do well to assess their technology consumption. Are you too tech-dependent?