Online distractions are stopping kids from focusing on their homework, a survey has revealed.
Social networks, messaging services and online games are the main culprits, say two-thirds of British parents.
And one in two said it takes children longer to finish their homework as a result, according to the research by BT Whole Home Wi-Fi.
Over 60% of parents claimed that when their child was doing their homework they look on the internet for the answer.
And when it came to turning off devices at bed time 25% of parents acknowledged regularly arguing with their kids.
Some 54% parents would like to control their family’s online time by having the ability to pause and schedule their wi-fi.
Caroline Bunting, CEO of Internet Matters said: “Whether it’s playing the latest game, or the constant pressure of feeling they need to respond to their friends’ messages, being connected can be a huge distraction for children. Combined with open discussions with children about being online, tools like Whole Home Wi-Fi that allow families to schedule their connectivity can be hugely helpful for parents trying to create a healthier balance of screen time versus family time.”