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Almost half of parents think their kids are addicted to tech

A father lures his child along with an iPhone in the NYC Diaper Derby. Photo: Dominick Reuter / AFP / Getty Images

Almost half of American parents believe their children are addicted to mobile devices, according to a new survey from Common Sense Media and SurveyMonkey featured in USA TODAY. The results show that nearly three-quarters of American children have access to an Internet-connected mobile device and 47% of their parents believe that their child is addicted.

Why it matters: Concerns about the addictive nature of social media are becoming a deeper concern among tech giants. As early Facebook investor Sean Parker told Axios' Mike Allen last year about the platform, “God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains.”