- 84% of teenagers use mobile phones to avoid boredom and 65% of parents think that screens and social networks are a threat to teenagers’ self-esteem. These are some of the main conclusions of the study “The impact of screens on family life. Families and adolescents after confinement: educational challenges and opportunities” carried out by Empantalladosand GAD3.
- This is the fourth edition of the report, which for the first time analises both parents and adolescents.
43% of teenagers believe that screens produce a rollercoaster of emotions in teenagers. 55% think it helps them to be happier, and 48% think it helps them to escape from their daily reality. Narciso Michavila presented the main data of the study and stated that “confinement has been a turning point that has brought about social changes that have not been seen since the beginning of the last century”.
QUANTITATIVE FACT SHEET
Universe:Population resident in Spain with children under 18 years of age and adolescents between 14 and 17 years of age.
Procedure for collecting the information:Online interview (CAWI) to representative panel of the Spanish population with children under 18 years old and adolescents between 14 and 17 years old.
Sample size: 500 interviews with population with adolescent children and 300 interviews with adolescents.
Sampling error±4.5 (N=500); ±5.8 (N=300); ±3.8 (N=800) for 95.5% confidence (two sigma) and under the worst-case scenario of P=Q=0.5 in the simple random sampling assumption.
Questionnaire: developed by GAD3 and validated by the client.
Interview length: approximately 8-10 minutes (30 closed questions).
Fieldwork dates: 8-9 December 2021.
Research and consultancy institute: GAD3.
QUALITATIVE FACT SHEET
2 DGs with parents:
1 group with parents of 14 and 15 year olds
1 group with fathers and mothers of 16 and 17 year olds
2 DGs with adolescents from public, private and state-subsidised schools:
1 group of adolescents aged 14 and 15
1 group of adolescents aged 16 and 17