For many, it appears the most important utility technology provides is the ability to keep in touch with others. Simultaneously however, there is a growing recognition that the one thing that connects us, can prevent us from truly connecting with each other.
Technology in this sense can be described as disabling in many situations. It can distract us from what’s really important. It interrupts cherished family time by putting up barriers between parents and between them and their kids. Many parents report difficulty getting through to their children once technology is involved.
While aware of the detrimental effects that technology can have and many taking steps to reduce its impact in their own lives, it seems that moms reject the assertion that technology is affecting their relationships. Our research highlights this blindside with just 6% claiming technology gets in the way of their own personal relationships. Furthermore, just one in ten moms claim they are completely addicted to their phone and can’t be without it.
The struggle to reconcile this idiosyncrasy reflects the difficult struggle moms have on a daily basis, as their phones are so instrumental in the smooth running of the day’s events.