Mobile phone increase lonely time even with together
Increased ‘alone-together’ family time due to mobile devices- interesting science news

Researchers have found out that children are spending more time at home with their parents than before, but this has not increased the together time spent by them such as watching TV or eating. Rather, there is an increase in the ‘alone-together’ time.

This ‘alone-together’ time has increased by nearly 30 minutes a day from 2000 to 2015 and this is attributed to rapid increase in home internet and personal mobile devices.

However, all is not bad since there is not change in the time spent in shared activities, which continues to be 90 minutes per day. However, it is possible that there is a feeling of poor quality family relationships due to increased time spent on mobile devices.

Read the full story: University of Warwick
Scientific publication: Journal of Marriage and Family