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First Update from CoSPACE Ireland

13th May 2020

Read our first snapshot of findings from the CoSPACE Ireland study -  

Parents can still take part -


  • 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. 

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