Digital insanity !
Wasting 4 years of our lives staring at our phones !?
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 phones ,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 will we spend on mobile cell phones in 10 years time ?
It’s not only when we are awake that we are increasing our smart phone usage with free sleep apps available , it is even creeping into our sleeping time . With the amount 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
Email (9%), Games (8%)
How many years of our lives will we spend on mobile phones in 10 years time ? It’s time to rethink !!!