With news about TikTok's time limit and the negative impacts of screen use playing on many people's minds, I'm getting in touch with some confronting statistics about how Asian parents are amongst those most concerned about their kid's technology use and its associated risks - from the most recent nib State of the Nation Parenting Survey.
The annual survey of over 1,200 Kiwi parents, commissioned by nib New Zealand, revealed that Asian parents are more worried about data security and the government regulation of technology:
When it comes to their kids using devices, Asian parents are more concerned about data security risks than the general population (39% vs 31% nationwide)
More Asian parents agree that governments need to regulate tech use (43% vs 34% nationwide)
Technology use and the impact of screen time is number one concern for 70% of parents
27% felt screen time affected their child's ability to focus and concentrate, 21% said they have noticed problematic shifts in behaviour, and 22% said device use causes conflict in their families
Yet 50% said they spent too much time on devices, and 66% admit to relying on screens as a bargaining chip and distraction tool for children
70% of parents have taken action: limiting kids' screen time (52%) and taking away devices as punishment (57%)
Would you be interested in an interview with nib's resident parenting expert, Nathan Wallis about these insights and how parents can proactively address these concerns? Alternatively nib CEO, Rob Hennin is available for interview.
I've attached the full media release, a helpful key findings sheet, and some photos for your reference.
Source: One Plus One Group