Half of U.S. Teens Have an Addiction — But It’s Not to Drugs

May 3, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A report released today by Common Sense Media finds that 50% of teens “feel addicted” to mobile devices, while 59% of their parents agree that their kids are addicted.

“Additionally, parents and children are concerned about the effects mobile device use has on their daily lives — from driving to the dinner table — with over one-third of the families in the Common Sense poll arguing about it daily,” the organization announced.

Said James Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense: “Mobile devices are fundamentally changing how families go about day-to-day lives, be it doing homework, driving, or having dinner together. What we’ve discovered is that kids and parents feel addicted to their mobile devices, that it is causing daily conflict in homes, and that families are concerned about the consequences.”

Please click here for details in the release from Common Sense Media.

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