There’s an old saying…the only people who know the true meaning of 24/7 are mothers.

New research from the University of South Australia shows mothers post-Covid are now experiencing extra mental overload linked to their children’s digital use of devices alongside regular parenting duties.

So what effects is ‘digital care work’ having on mothers and what ways are they mitigating their kids’ usage…

Image: Source – Tima Miroshnichenko / Pexels

Produced By: Toni Pankaluic

Featured In Story: Dr Fae Heaselgrave – University of South Australia communications lecturer and researcher

First aired on The Wire, Monday 28 August 2023