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“Mums spend more time taking photographs and videos of their children to share on social media than they do parenting them.”

This according to new research that revealed that almost a quarter (23%) of UK mums spend more than 12 hours every day on gadgets such as mobile phones, laptops and tablets. One in ten mums (12%) also admitted to spending 9-12 hours a day on devices, which means over a third (35%) of UK mums spend at least 9 hours a day on their gadgets.

Half of these mums (54%) said that most of the time on their gadgets was spent on social media platforms, and a third (33%) said they were taking photos and videos of their children to share on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

The poll of 2,000 UK mums with children aged between 0-16, was commissioned by Row.co.uk, a mobile phone and tech insurance company. The results show that mums in England are in fact the worst culprits for spending time on gadgets and social media. In comparison:

– Mums in Wales

  • 22% spend over 12 hours a day on their gadgets
  • 46% spend time on social media
  • 33% take pictures and videos of their kids

– Mums in Northern Ireland

  • 17% spend over 12 hours a day on gadgets
  • 63% are on social media
  • 38% take pictures and videos of their kids

– Mums in Scotland spend the least time on their phone

  • 14% spend over 12 hours a day
  • 48% are on social media platforms
  • 24% take pictures and videos of their children to share online
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