Smartphones have been called “the world’s smallest slot machine,” and teens are hooked. 60% of teens will admit they’re addicted, and 50% say they couldn’t live without their phone for a week.
With teens now spending an average of 6.3 hours a day on their smartphones, a whole new gamut of medical issues and terminology is starting to surface, such as “nomophobia”, “text claw”, and “iPosture”. Outside of the direct impact on their health, excessive smartphone use is now leading to risky behaviors such as texting and driving. In fact, 77% of teens say they’re confident they can text and drive. But, the numbers are much more sobering. Every day, 11 teens die because they or someone else was texting during the time of the accident. Continue Reading →