Alone together. Sesuai untuk menggambarkan situasi zaman covid-19, bila ramai keluarga dapat meluangkan masa lebih banyak dirumah bersama anak-anak. Persoalannya, adakah kita bersama-sama berada di rumah? Atau sebenarnya kita bersama-sama bersendirian?
More time at home and alone
Contrary to expectations, we found that children spent more time around their parents in 2015 than in 2000. This equates to just over half an hour extra a day (347 minutes per day in 2000 and 379 minutes in 2015). Notably, all of this additional time near parents was spent at home.
This was a surprising finding. But looking closer, we found that children reported they were “alone” during all of this additional time at home with their parents. In this sense then, “alone together” time has increased.
Our analysis also showed some relatively small changes in time for shared family activities, with contemporary families spending less time watching TV and more time on leisure activities and family meals. But the overall time spent in shared activities has remained the same.
Our data shows that mobile device use cuts across all aspects of family time. We found that children and parents both spent approximately the same amount of time (around 90 minutes) using mobile devices when together.