Recent analysis on addiction on phones explicitly known with a new study conducted by common sense media, 50 percent of teenagers is digitally addicted to their mobile devices. But the fact is how many say that they are addicted?
Can we say it teen’s use their mobile phones for learning purpose which they can technically upgrade themselves rather than use it in an unusual way!
Let us see what the Common Sense Media study says, whether is it an addiction or not. The present teenagers agree themselves that they use much time on their mobile devices, and two third of teen parents also feel the same scenario. 66% feel their teens spend more time on their mobile devices and 52% teens agree according to the poll.
“27% of parents believe they themselves are addicted. The survey polled 620 parents and 620 teens”, a report published in Top Tech News informed.
Hope you have remembered the Vodafone formerly “Hutch” commercial add stating “where ever you go I will be there,” the same situation arises here. You go anywhere; mostly you can find someone on their handling their mobile phone either by calling, texting, or tweeting or else on Instagram or Facebook.
Recent polls said that nearly 70 to 80 percent of teens look at their phones on an hourly basis. While 70 percent feel that they need to respond immediately said Mick Lesitsky of Youngstown.
One more person, Jason Sop of Youngstown, told that nine times out of 10 every teenager is always on their phone. It’s not even just teenager. I’d even seen younger children, adults who have any social networking, who are all having a cell phone, android, tablet, anything of either always in their hands.
“I think there is a real limiting on the amount of expression that people have now because they used to look on their cell phones and such,” said Caro of Youngstown.
But as per the U.S. physicians, mobile addiction is not considered as a disorder or The Internet is not viewed as a public health threat in other parts of the world. Doctors say studies to be undergone to done to determine how real addiction went to be.
So as of now let us considered to be a bad news according to the study, only 40 percent of teens are trying to cut down the time spent on their mobile devices.
The recent survey by DSM 5 in 2013, states that behavioral disorder on Internet gambling and gaming already set online. Cell phone rehabilitation programs already conducted in the U.S.
Finally, Common Sense Media is a non-profit organization, San Francisco that provides education and advocacy to promote safe technology and media for children.