Technology addiction

How often do you check your phone? How much is too much? This video gives us some important findings about technology addiction.


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Alejandra: My name is Alejandra and I’m thirteen.

How much is too much?

Alejandra: In the morning, I’ll go on my phone and I’ll check my Instagram, Snapchat, Kik, Twitter, Tumblr, Vine.

78% of teens check their mobile devices at least hourly.

Alejandra: I get more excited than I should get.

Almost ¾ feel the need to immediately respond to messages.

Alejandra: When I hear a buzz, I’m like, oh, I have friends.

And 1 in 2 feel like they are addicted.

Alejandra: I guess it would be addicting because you always have to be on it.

85% of parents feel their teens’ device use has not harmed their relationship.

Alejandra: My mom, she doesn’t really have, like, rules, I guess.

Yet 1 in 3 teens argue with their parents daily about it.

Alejandra: I hope she thinks I have it under control because I think I do.

What do you think?

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How often do you check your phone? Do you think phone addiction is a serious problem?

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Submitted by hiếu.1210 on Thu, 02/15/2024 - 10:23

i seriously answer that i don't addict to my phone, although i have used it 4 hours a day. Because of the age of technology, the contact with technological devices daily is normal problem. However, we should do it sufficiently, care about time and set up them.

Submitted by Mica-ballet on Fri, 06/02/2023 - 21:14

I use my phone 3 times a day. I think that phone addiction specially in teens it may distract most of them. But, it can be usefull for homeworks.

Submitted by PolinaLogvinenko on Sat, 09/10/2022 - 13:27

I check my phone every 5-6 hours. I think that phone addiction is a really serious problem.

Submitted by Googleuser on Fri, 10/16/2020 - 13:30

I check my phone every 10-15 minutes.I CHECK not use.I think it is big problem for some people ,but not for all.

Submitted by TR790 on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 14:39

I check my phone every two hours. In my opinion, teens who are addicted to phone may face serious problems. Addiction of phone not only hampers study but also cause health problems and make the person lazy.

Submitted by nomatias on Tue, 03/24/2020 - 16:53

I normally check my phone every 2 or 3 hours normally. As far as I'm concerned, the phone is a real addiction for young people mostly, and it's a problem because distracts them a lot. In my opinion, the phones could be very useful for many things, but some times it's better to turn it off.
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Submitted by Golab50 on Fri, 03/16/2018 - 08:21

I use my phone 1 time per hour !
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Submitted by MyStudyCoachJonas on Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:18

I use my phone like 5 or 6 times a day. I think that the teens who are addicted to phone are more distracted.
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