Are Teens Addicted To Their Phones

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50% of teens believe that they are addicted to their phones. In Kelly Wallace's article, “Half of Teens Think They’re Addicted to Their Smartphones” she said that “Nearly 80% of teens in the new survey said they checked their phones hourly.” Teens also feel the need to immediately respond to texts no matter what situation that they are in. Parents are starting to see that smartphones are controlling their kids as well. 59% of parents believe that their children are addicted. These results came from a poll of 1.240 people with kids from ages 12 to 18. Some parents have set rules in place to limit the amount of time that their kids spend on mobile devices. A few parents have even said that they didn’t allow their kids to have a smartphone until

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