Half of Teens Think They Spend Too Much Time on Their Phones

August 24, 2018

 

A new Pew Research Center survey of teens and parents found that 72% of teens sometimes or often check their phones first thing in the morning. When they are without their phones, 56% of teens associate the absence with at least one of three emotions: loneliness, being upset or feeling anxious. Girls were more likely than boys to feel lonely or anxious without their phone. Here's the good news-- 52% of teens have taken steps to cut back on their mobile phone use. What steps are you taking to support your teen in placing healthy limits on their digital use (or yours ;-)?

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