A new survey has revealed that Teens admit to having smartphone addiction,.
In a poll conducted by Common Sense Media, about 50 percent of teens believe they are too dependent on their mobile devices. Similarly, 59 percent of parents know about their teen’s addiction to smartphones.
The report includes interview data from 1,240 parents and their kids living in the same households and a meta-analysis of 18 research studies about Internet addiction and its overall impact on teens’ health and development. The findings give an idea of how teens view their mobile device usage.
The poll [PDF] found that 50 percent of teens feel addicted to their devices, while 59 percent of parents are aware of this addiction. Of those interviewed, 72 percent of teens and 48 percent of parents admit the intense need to respond to text messages, social media messages and other notifications. It was also noted that 69 percent of parents and 78 percent of teens check their devices almost every hour. More than half (56 percent) of parents admit to checking their mobile devices while driving.