The New Normal: Parents, Teens, Screens, and Sleep in the United States

It’s no secret that our phones keep us captivated. Parents don’t need research to tell them that smartphones and other mobile devices are both an essential tool and a frequent distraction. But just how far does that distraction extend into families’ daily lives?

New research from Common Sense shows that those glowing screens are keeping many of us—and our kids—from getting a good night’s sleep. In this timely follow-up to our 2016 report on device distraction, parents and teens reveal how device use affects their routines, relationships, and sleep habits—from where they keep phones at night to how often digital notifications wake them up (and why).

Find out what the data shows and learn more about what you can do to have a healthier relationship with your devices—and your kids.

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