SAN FRANCISCO, June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology is central to the growth of any modern business, but when it comes to the home, moms fear that too much exposure is harmful to their kids. A new survey from Touchjet, Inc. reveals that 92 percent of moms think digital screen use is an epidemic in our society, with many fearing that too much time in front of different devices, like cell phones and tablets, physically harms children and stunts social development.
The Touchjet survey, conducted by Instant.ly, collected responses from more than 1,000 U.S.-based mothers between the ages of 25 and 54 during the month of April 2015 to better understand their viewpoints on how their children use technology.
The survey showed that moms recognize the value that technology can offer, both to families and in the classroom. Of those surveyed, 94 percent wanted to see technology that helped bring children and families together, while 66 percent approve of technology use for kids if it would benefit them at school or work. However, moms also fear that too much free time spent on solitary devices does more harm than good. Of the mothers surveyed:
- 89 percent worry about the amount of time their children spend in front of a digital screen
- 96 percent would like to see their kids spend less time using screens
- 79 percent worry that too much screen time is harmful to their child's vision
- 84 percent worry that too much time on devices jeopardizes social skills
"This survey brings to light the real concerns that families, particularly moms, have when it comes to personal technology," said Helen Thomas, CEO of Touchjet. "Technology offers limitless possibilities in the classroom, the boardroom and at home. But more and more, we see families isolated by individual devices. Moms want options that give their family the value of modern, interactive technology for entertainment, learning and work, but in an environment that lets their kids remain engaged with the people who are right there in the room."
For full survey results, contact Touchjet at Touchjet@Hoffman.com.
Founded in 2013, Touchjet brings people together in shared experiences using its patented touch technology. The company's first product, the Touchjet Pond Projector (formerly called Touchpico), turns any surface into a giant touchscreen. The Touchjet Pond Projector had one of the most successful Indiegogo campaigns ever, securing more than $800,000 in funding. With offices in both Singapore and the United States, Touchjet has a global team of top engineers and designers who are continuing to develop innovative applications for the company's touch technology.
SOURCE Touchjet, Inc.