Smart Phone “Addiction”: A Disturbing New Trend in Teens and Young Adults

In today’s always-connected society a disturbing new trend is surfacing; smart phone addiction. And smart phone addiction is greatly increasing in teens and young adults ages 18-29. A Pew Research Center report on US smart phone use in 2015 indicates that 85 percent of young adults ages 18-29 own a smart phone. For many young people, their smart phone is their ever-present partner morning, noon, and night. A 2015 Trends in Mobility report by Bank of America found that 34 percent of young adults even sleep with their smart phones!

We have all been there. We go out to dinner with a group of friends and everyone is on their smart phone. You would be hard pressed to find someone who didn’t look at their phone at least once. Some people are on theirs longer than others, scrolling through Facebook, checking e-mails, maybe playing a… Continue reading Smart Phone “Addiction”: A Disturbing New Trend in Teens and Young Adults

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