Half of teenagers admit to smartphone addiction - study

Tuesday 3 May 2016 | 14:44 CET | News
One out of every two teenagers "feel addicted" to their mobile devices, with an even greater proportion of parents (59 percent) agreeing that their children are addicted, according to a new report from Common Sense Media. The survey conducted 1,240 interviews with children aged 12 to 18 and their parents, revealing that the use of mobile devices is causing increasing levels of tension in the home, with over one-third of families arguing about it on a daily basis. Other key findings include the fact that 72 percent of teenagers and 48 percent of parents feel the need to immediately respond to

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