We’re Wasting 4 Years of our Lives staring at our Phones!
This is digital insanity! We spend more time on our smartphones than with our partner, according to a new study. The average smartphone user tends to spend 2 hours a day using their mobile cell phone, yet the amount of time we spend with our other halves per day is just 97 minutes on average.
That figure may not sound like a lot but that amounts up to 23 days a year and almost 4 years of the average person’s life is spent staring at their phone screen. Shocking, isn’t it!?
• If this video does not convince you to put down your phone, nothing will!
• How many years of our lives do we want to spend on mobile cell phones?
It’s not only when we are aware that we are increasing our smartphone usage with free sleep apps available, it is even creeping into our sleeping time. With the number of things we rely on our smartphone to do, our amount of time attached to our phones is only going to increase. It’s not just our kids getting too much screen time these days. Parents are also guilty of spending too much time on their electronic devices.
Researchers at the Boston Medical Center observed 55 different groups of parents and young children eating at fast food restaurants. The study found the majority pulled out their mobile devices right away, and their kids tended to act up more. Parent coach Toni Schutta says parents spend, on average,11 hours a day using electronic devices.
All that time takes away from face to face communication, which helps kids learn behaviour. “We get such a limited amount of time with our kids in the day, we need meaningful conversations,” Schutta said.
Regardless of which market consumers use their mobile devices, more smartphones are entering the hands of consumers every day, and the growth in smartphone usage is driven by consumer’s constant connection to entertainment and free media apps.
So now that we know how much time the average adult spends, how is that time spent? A study examined several different activities and outlined, how it all comes together :
26% of the time is spent talking
20% is spent texting
16% is spent on social networks
14% is spent visiting websites