It’s no secret that people are somewhat “addicted” to
their screen time. Just look around you at any restaurant and you’ll see
families and friends interacting more with their phones than with each other. The
same hold true for almost anywhere you go: some people can’t even take their
eyes off their screens when driving or walking, which has resulted in numerous
accidents and deaths.
In a 2018 study done by the Pew Research Center, 54 percent of teens aged 13 – 17 said they were concerned about the amount of time they were spending online and on their phones. In fact, they were so alarmed about it that “Some 52% of U.S. teens report taking steps to cut back on their mobile phone use, and similar shares have tried to limit their use of social media (57%) or video games (58%),” according to the researchers.
Parents don’t do much better. The study reported that, “36% say they
themselves spend too much time on their cellphone.”
Because of all the time spent watching screens, research is being done to
find out the physical and emotional effects it might be causing for us.
What Does Too Much Screen
Time Do To Your Brain?