Your kids hate your smartphone addiction

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From CNET Magazine: It isn’t easy balancing “me time” and parenting. I talked to experts to find out how.

I can’t stay off my phone. And I’m afraid it’s hurting my 2-year-old son.

Sometimes it’s a breaking news story that draws me in, other times it’s boredom. Whatever it is, this device in my hands — which gives me access to nearly all human knowledge plus all the cat videos I could ever want — is constantly calling for my attention.

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Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018

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YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are the most popular online platforms among teens. Fully 95% of teens have access to a smartphone, and 45% say they are online ‘almost constantly’

Until recently, Facebook had dominated the social media landscape among America’s youth – but it is no longer the most popular online platform among teens, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Today, roughly half (51%) of U.S. teens ages 13 to 17 say they use Facebook, notably lower than the shares who use YouTube, Instagram or Snapchat.

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Your smartphone is making you stupid, antisocial and unhealthy. So why can’t you put it down?

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Yahoo: The number of mobile ‘addicts’ up 60% in the last year

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Are you constantly checking your smartphone?  Are you opening apps on it more than 60 times a day?  If so, you are not alone.  Right now throughout the world there are more than 280 million of these so-called “mobile addicts”, according to recently shared statistics by Flurry, an app analytics company that Yahoo bought last year.   Continue reading… “Yahoo: The number of mobile ‘addicts’ up 60% in the last year”

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