For the generation who grew up not surrounded by phones, tablets, and computers, we know what life was like without such devices, and we also found ways to enjoy our lives without the need to be connected all the time. This is versus the younger generation where more are getting raised with iPads placed in front of them.
However it seems that despite growing up surrounded by such technology, a recent study conducted by Pew Internet (via Engadget) found that even teens are starting to get a bit concerned about how much time they are spending on their smartphones. Based on the results of the study, it was found that 54% of teens (aged 13-17) worry that they spend too much time on their phones.
The study also found that 52% of teens in the US have also actually taken steps to try and reduce their time spent on their phones, such as limiting social media and also video games. In fact the study also discovered that there are 51% of teens who actually think that their parents might spend too much time on their phones, where they said that it was difficult to have a conversation with that adult because they were distracted by a phone.
It is an interesting study and also comes at an interesting time where companies are starting to introduce what they are calling “digital wellness/wellbeing” initiatives, where they introduce features to their hardware and software that tries to get users to take a break every once in a while.