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The majority of Americans want a device-free holiday season, a new study claims

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According to a new survey four in five of the parents would be willing to go on a “digital detox” in order to be more present, to be with their families this holiday season.

In the new study, carried out by OnePoll in conjunction with This, it was found that 86 per cent of parents have taken their child to complain that they have to spend a lot of time on the phone. In fact, more than half (53 per cent) say they have missed out on an activity or have a relationship with their child, because they were taken with a phone or other device.

Sixty-four per cent of the respondents claim to have had their holidays disrupted by technology, and there is at least one member of the family, staring at a screen, when we are together.
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The poll, of 2,000 parents found that almost 80 per cent said they want a break from their devices during the holiday season because, instead of reaching for the presents at Christmas, with 72 per cent of the parents surveyed say that they want to use their phones in the place.

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Forty per cent say that they spend more time on the phone on christmas day than any other day, with more than half (51 per cent) admit they check social media more often during the holiday season.

And with the average age being questioned and will be spending four hours a day on their devices during the holiday season, for a total of 80 hours (over three days) on all digital devices in a single season.

However, while it’s great to capture memories with digital devices, it is important to have to enjoy the memories. Fifty-five percent of the plan is a unit-free holiday dinner this year. In fact, 31 per cent feel that they have banned phones / devices for the holiday table in the past, and want to do it again this coming season.

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In summary, three out of four would prefer the holidays to create a social media-free event. More than eight out of ten say that it will have a digital device on the table, it is distracting, annoying, and ruins the quality of family time. This is most likely due to the fact that 55 percent have had the unfortunate experience of having a family holiday dinner is interrupted by a person using a phone or other device is turned off.

In fact, 64 per cent claim to have had their holidays disrupted by technology, and there is at least one member of the family, and staring at the screen while everyone else is together. A further 47 per cent said they have had their holidays ruined through the use of social media.

The results also showed that the average household is in a minority of three to one of their digital devices — for example, the average American household has about 12 in each house.

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Parents, it seems, are more likely to change habits, 85 percent said that they would like to be more “present” when they are with their families during the holiday season.

According to the results,” it’s going to go to the movies” was a top experience for parents to share with their children over the holiday season. The range of experiences and activities, including attending a holiday concert (41 per cent), travel anywhere (40%), with the decorating of the tree (35 per cent) and ice skating (35%).

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“In view of the fact that some of the staggering statistics that we have found in the speech of the parents, it comes as no surprise, then, that eight in 10 are looking to take a break from their devices during the holidays,” said Brian Fields, Groupon’s Head of Experiences. “As the devices are the vital tools that we use to manage our lives, and for the purchase of gifts for everyone on our list, but it’s also important for parents to set aside some time for it over the next couple of weeks, and will cherish the memories with their children.”

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