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Time spent by U.S. kids on devices during COVID-19 for schooling 2020

An August 2020 survey revealed that 29 percent of parents in the United States reported that their child(ren) spent approximately 0 to 1 hour on a digital device daily for education or schooling purposes during the COVID-19 outbreak. Additionally, only one percent of U.S. parents reported their kid's device usage for school at 8 to 9 hours daily.

Approximate daily time spent by children on digital devices for education or schooling during COVID-19 outbreak according to parents in the United States as of August 2020

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Release date

June 2020


United States

Survey time period

August 13 to 15, 2020

Number of respondents

899 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties


Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: And about how many hours do they typically spend using their devices specifically for education or schooling?

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