US family members use the internet and cell phones to coordinate their busy schedules and stay connected, interacting remotely and sharing online experiences in their ‘on-the-go’ lives, according to a study from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, writes MarketingCharts.
89% of married-with-children households own multiple cell phones, and nearly half own three or more mobile devices.
66% of married-with-children households have a high-speed broadband internet connection at home, well above the national average for all households of 52%.
Both spouses and at least one child go online in 65% of married-with-children households.
58% of married-with-children households contain two or more desktop or laptop computers.
50% of internet users say the internet has improved their connections with family members.
64% of couples in which both partners own a cell phone contact each other daily to coordinate their schedules; 47% of couples who have one or no cell phones do this at least once a day.
42% of parents contact their child/children on a daily basis using a cell phone, making cell phones the most popular communications tool between parents and children.
Some 52% of internet users who live with a spouse and one or more children go online with another person at least a few times a week. Another 34% of such families have shared screen moments at least occasionally.