According to a recent survey conducted by Pew Research Center, 54 percent of teens say that they spend too much time on their cellphones.
Acknowledging you have a problem is the first, necessary step toward correcting it, and the survey reports that significant percentages of teens are taking steps to do just that.
The Survey Specifically States:
Some other interesting and noteworthy statistics collected via the survey include the following:
Smartphones are deeply embedded in our day to day activities, so these numbers are perhaps unsurprising.
What is both surprising and more than a little disturbing is the fact that a significant percentage of both teens and parents report that excessive cellphone use impacts their school and work performance, with 31 percent of teens admitting that their phone is a source of distraction that causes them to lose focus in school, and 39 percent of parents reporting that they lose focus at work for the same reason.
Unfortunately, while the statistics are illuminating, there are no easy solutions here. There’s little evidence that self-imposed use limits are having an impact.