A survey from the Pew research shows teens between the ages of 13 and 17, and the parents of those teens, who all reported having trouble unplugging. Over half of the teens polled reported spending too much time on their phone, while about 36 percent of parents reported feeling the same. 

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%). Fully 72% of teens say they often or sometimes check for messages or notifications as soon as they wake up, while roughly four-in-ten say they feel anxious when they do not have their cellphone with them. 

Some parents of teens admit they also struggle with the allure of screens: 36% say they themselves spend too much time on their cellphone. And 51% of teens say they often or sometimes find their parent or caregiver to be distracted by their own cellphone when they are trying to have a conversation with them.

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Share of reported teen and parents mobile usage habits

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A survey from the Pew research shows teens between the ages of 13 and 17, and the parents of those teens, who all reported having trouble unplugging. Over half of the teens polled reported spending too much time on their phone, while about 36 percent of parents reported feeling the same.

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%). Fully 72% of teens say they often or sometimes check for messages or notifications as soon as they wake up, while roughly four-in-ten say they feel anxious when they do not have their cellphone with them.

Some parents of teens admit they also struggle with the allure of screens: 36% say they themselves spend too much time on their cellphone. And 51% of teens say they often or sometimes find their parent or caregiver to be distracted by their own cellphone when they are trying to have a conversation with them.

Image source: https://www.statista.com/chart/16505/teen-parent-mobiles/
Image license: CC-BY-ND

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