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70% moms in India use smartphone for parenting: Survey

IANS  |  New Delhi 

While eight in 10 mothers in believe technology has made easier, 70 per cent mothers claim to have used a for rearing their kids, according to a new survey.

is the most widely used device for parenting, but only 38 per cent would recommend it to their or friends, said the study by YouGov, an and data analytics firm.

apps, on the other hand, are one of the most used and recommended products of technology used for by mothers in India, said on Saturday.

The study showed that even though mothers in rely heavily on their and offline support groups for parenting advice, a higher number of young mothers are likely to consult for related information (50 per cent), compared to older moms (41 per cent).

For the survey, interviewed mothers with children between less than 12 months till up to 18 years of age and then categorised then into two groups -- young and old mothers.

Those whose children were between less than 12 months to up to 3 years of age were categorised as young mothers. The researchers collected data from over 700 mothers.

Although technology plays an important role in the lives of these mothers, they fear certain aspects of it, the results showed.

When it comes to the biggest fear of parenting in a digital age, more than three-quarters of mothers (76 per cent) consider protecting their child from such as cyber bullying a challenge, the study said.



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First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 15:44 IST