FACTS & RISKS of Screen Addiction
¤ UK adults spend an average of 8 hours 41 minutes A day on screens.
Those figures are roughly the same anywhere
¤ UK children spend 6 hours 1/2 hours per DAY on screens
¤ The average user checks their smartphone 150 times a day
¤ 69% of UK children say their parents spend too much time on their mobile device
¤ 80% of smartphone users say checking their phone is the first thing they do in the morning
¤ 66% of UK smartphone owners self-report the fear of losing or being without their phones
¤ 62% of polled UK adults say they hate how much time they spend on their phone.
_____ MENTAL HEALTH RISKS - the symptoms below do not necessarily mean you are addicted
to screen use; a larger understanding of your individual situation
has to be properly assessed.
¤ Social isolation
¤ Lower self-esteem & self confidence about appearance & how interesting life is due
to biased social comparisons
¤ Gaming addiction is to be listed as a Mental Health condition for the first time in
2018 by the World Health Organisation - WHO -
¤ Neurotism / relatively stable tendencies to respond with negative emotions to threat,
frustration, or loss
¤ Impulsive behaviour
¤ Attention span decline
¤ Critical thinking and analysis decline
¤ Specific brain functions affected
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