New Research Suggests Parents Spend as Much Time in Front of Screens as Their Kids

A 2015 study indicated that teens averaged about nine hours in front of a screen for entertainment. In a new survey of 1,800 parents with children between the ages of 8 and 18, the adults spent an average of nine hours in front of screens for purposes other than work. The results, published by Common Sense Media, defined “screens” as TVs, computers, video game consoles, e-readers, smartphones and other devices.