A survey conducted by Digital Awareness UK and the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference revealed that students feel that their parents spend too much time on their phones. Secondary students were asked whether they think that their parent’s use of mobile phones interfered with family life. More than half of the students confirmed this statement. The pupils are particularly annoyed when parents use their phones during meal times. A second study was conducted, where parents were questioned about their perspective on their own usage of mobile phones. Only 10% of parents think that their handling of mobile phones resonates with the children. According to the pupils, when they ask their parents to put away their phones, 46% took no notice and 44% felt upset or were ignored.