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- Bad Parents
- Wait, You Can Talk On This Thing?
- Good Night Smartphone
- Good Morning Smartphone!
- We Are All Addicted To Our Phones
- Millennials Are The Most Smartphone Addicted Generation
- Smartphone Addiction Treatment
- Texting And Walking Accidents
- Texting And Driving
- Bathroom Use
- Smartphones & Cancer
- Our Phones Are More Important Than Our Relationships
- Smartphone Use During Sex
Excessive smartphone use results in bad parenting.
- Parents with smartphone addictions have a greater tendency to shout at their children. As a result, children become moodier and express their frustration in negative ways.
Wait, You Can Talk On This Thing?
Even though the primary function of a “phone” is verbal communication, talking is one of the least used functions of a smartphone. News, photos, entertainment, and especially social networking dominate our attention.
- American adults spend an average of 2 hours and 54 minutes doing non-voice related activities on their smartphone every day.
Good Night Smartphone
Do you kiss your smartphone goodnight and tuck it in?
- 85% of the global population keep their smartphone in direct reach all the time, and more than a quarter keep it on their body all the time, even at night.
Good Morning Smartphone!
- 50% of people start using their smartphones immediately after they wake up.
- 66% of survey participants suffer from nomophobia (“no-mobile” phobia), the fear of losing or being without a mobile phone.
- 73% of participants said they felt panicked when they lost their phone.
We Are All Addicted To Our Phones
Most smartphone users can’t stop themselves from checking and touching their devices throughout the day.
- 40% of smartphone users are addicted to their devices. Users feel the urge to check their phones even if they know that there aren’t any notifications to check.
- The average smartphone user checks their device 46 times a day.
- 2,617 is the average number of times a smartphone user touches their phone each day.
- Female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day interacting with their smartphones and often send 100+ text messages a day.
- 95% of smartphone users check their phones during social gatherings.
Millennials Are The Most Smartphone Addicted Generation
Millennials stand out from all other generations with extreme smartphone use and social interaction issues.
- 25% of millennials spend more than 5 hours per day on their smartphone.
- 39% of millennials interact more with their smartphones than they do with friends, family, significant others, co-workers or even children.
- Millennials spend so much time on their smartphones that they account for 41% of the total time that Americans spend using smartphones, despite making up just 29% of the population.
Smartphone Addiction Treatment
Some rehab facilities have started phone addiction programs. Treatment includes reducing a patient’s exposure to smartphones and providing them with training on how to reduce the amount of time they spend with their phones.
- Teens as young as 13-years-old are being treated for smartphone addiction.
Texting And Walking Accidents
We can’t even ignore our smartphones while walking.
- Millennials aged 18 to 34 are more likely to be injured in distracted walking accidents than any other age group.
- Women 55+ are more likely to suffer serious injuries from texting and walking accident.
Texting And Driving
- 50% of survey participants acknowledged they still text while driving even though they know it’s 6x more dangerous than drunk driving.
- 57% of smartphone users expect friends and family to respond to messages immediately or at least within a few minutes.
Do you take your smartphone with you to the bathroom? Most people do, especially millennials. Please mute before you flush.
- 91% of millennials take their phones to the bathroom.
- 12% of the survey participants admitted to using their smartphones in the shower.
Smartphones & Cancer
- Excessive phone use has been linked to brain cancers and tumors. Is it a coincidence or a serious health concern?
- In 2015, 200 scientists from around the world signed an open letter to the United Nations and World Health Organization urging them to develop stricter rules around wireless technology and public health.
Our Phones Are More Important Than Our Relationships
What would you give up first, your significant other or your smartphone?
- 11% of American smartphone users would rather give up their partner or spouse for a month in order to not lose their phone for a year.
- 12% of respondents in a relationship said they believe their smartphone gets in the way of that relationship.
Smartphone Use During Sex
Probably the most shocking of these smartphone statistics is our use of devices in the bedroom. We are so attached to our phones that we use them everywhere, even during sex.
- 9% of survey participants admitted to having used their smartphone during sex. Not before. Not while cuddling afterward. During. Recorded activities ranged from reading a text to answering a phone call.