One thing most of us could count on as a kid was hearing that call from the other side of the house or from inside if we were outside, that it was time to get ready for dinner. This is something that’s been true for countless years. When food was ready you hear a shout or a whistle, or well out in the country it might be a bell, to tell you to come to the table. But apparently that’s not the case anymore.
According to a recent survey, a full 6 out of 10 parents will TEXT their kids when dinner is ready instead of yelling for them.
This survey of 2,000 parents of school-age children found the average kid will receive their first smartphone at 10 years-old. While tech continues to evolve, some things stay the same, as the average parent says they were 11 years-old when they got their first piece of personal tech, such as a desktop computer or laptop. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Cricket Wireless, the survey also revealed that two-thirds (67%) think their kids will have access to tech no matter how strict they are.