The findings, which were presented at the Sandbox Summit at MIT, are based on a national online survey of 300 parents of 4-8-year-old children. All of the parents surveyed have computers in their homes, 78 percent have smartphones, and 65 percent have tablet devices.
The study found that 56 percent of parents feel "some guilt" for letting their children watch videos, play games, and read on mobile devices, though only a small number of parents feel significant guilt around the issue. Further, the study found a relationship between parental guilt and how parents perceive the educational value of the applications they use.
According to the study, guilt-free parents are:
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