MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Kids have often had to compete with their siblings, but now kids have a new rival – the cell phone.
Online security company AVG found that a third of children say their parents spend as much or more time with their devices than them.READ MORE: Family Mourns 'Loving' And 'Gentle' St. Paul Man After Fatal Hit-And-Run
More than half of kids feel their parents check their devices too often. And a third say they feel unimportant when their parents are distracted by their phones.READ MORE: Minnesota Gophers Beat Maryland 34-16
The distraction can also be dangerous.MORE NEWS: 5 People Injured In House Explosion In Cambridge
There’s been about a 22 percent spike in preventable accidents with young children when their caregivers are using digital devices.