First Update from CoSPACE Ireland
13th May 2020
Read our first snapshot of findings from the CoSPACE Ireland study -
Parents can still take part - https://tinyurl.com/UL-COSPACE
The top 3 stressors for parents/carers were (i) their children’s education, (ii) work (even in jobs that were secure), and (iii) their children’s screen-time.
Nearly 2/3 of parents/carers reported that they were sufficiently meeting the needs of both work and their child with 1/3 reporting that they were only meeting their needs a bit or not at all.
Less than half of the parents reported that their child completed 2 or more hours of schoolwork per day. 60% of adolescents and 23% of children were completing 2 or more hours of schoolwork per day.
More than 1/2 adolescents are keeping in daily contact with friends via WhatsApp/texting and social media.
Around 3/4 of children and young people are getting more than 30 minutes of exercise per day.
The top ways children and adolescents combined are spending their time is i) Schoolwork ii) Watching TV/Netflix/Films/YouTube iii) Listening to Music iv) Playing video or computer games.