Most teenagers know smartphones compromise their lives, wish to curb use

Most teenagers know smartphones compromise their lives, wish to curb use

NEW YORK: While the sales of the
smartphone industry may be thriving, nearly 70 per cent of teenagers have attempted to reduce the time they spend on their smartphone, finds a survey.

The survey, conducted by Screen Education – a US-based non-profit, showed that 65 per cent teenagers wish that they were better able to self-limit the time they spend on their smartphone.

While 26 per cent wish someone would limit the time they spend on their smartphone for them as they are unable to do so themselves, 37 per cent have tried to persuade a friend to reduce the time they spend on their smartphone.

smartphone2_thinkstock

Further, 35 per cent of the teenagers rued that they are unable to do things they ought to because of spending increasing time on their phones, while 41 per cent blamed phones for getting low grades at school.

“It’s time for bold action to address teen smartphone addiction. These kids know their phones are compromising so many aspects of their lives, and they want help,” said Michael Mercier, President of Screen Education.

“We can find ways to impose reasonable limits on their screen time and cultivate within them the ability to self-limit their screen time. This will require that we transform our cultural norms regarding screen time, which we most certainly can do,” he added.

smartphone3_thinkstock

The 46-question survey involved 1,017 teenagers from grades 7-12.

The survey also revealed that 36 per cent teenagers witness online bullying every week, while over 30 per cent have seen online bullying result in physical violence.

Planning A New Year Buy? Consider These Five Budget-Friendly Smart…

Smartphones That Won’t Burn A Hole In Your Wallet

5 Jan, 2018

Smartphones have becoming the next big thing with features like voice and facial recognition, fingerprint scanner and camera quality.

While features are important, users often look at pricing when deciding on a device.

As 2018 sets in, here are some smartphones from 2017 that are budget-friendly…

Moto C and Moto C Plus

5 Jan, 2018

Price: Rs. 5,999, Rs. 6,999

Motorola Mobility’s Moto C is enabled with AndroidTM 7.0 (Nougat) and a quad-core processor that can handle multiple apps at once along with 4G speed. It features a 2350 mAh battery and comes with a five inch display with a premium design, micro-textured back cover and vivid display. It also boasts of a 5MP rear camera with auto-focus, digital zoom and LED flash, along with a 2MP front camera with fixed-focus and selfie light.

Moto C Plus, on the other hand, is powered by a 4000mAh battery and comes with an 8MP rear camera with dual-LED flash f/2.2 aperture, 1.12 micron pixels, autofocus, 71-degree field of view and an LED flash. It also has a 2MP front-facing camera. The device comes with a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display and operates on Android 7.0 Nougat.

(Image: www.motorola.in)

Samsung Galaxy A3

5 Jan, 2018

Price: Rs 9,990

Powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core processor, the Galaxy A3 comes with 2GB of RAM and a 4.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels. It comprises a 13MP primary camera on the rear and an 8MP front shooter for selfies. The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) runs Android 6.0 and is powered by a 2350mAh battery.

(Image: www.samsung.com)

Lenovo K8 and K8 Plus

5 Jan, 2018

Price: Rs 9,999 and Rs 10,999

Both Lenovo’s devices comprise of a 5.20-inch touch screen display. Lenovo K8 is powered by 2.3GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 processor and comes with 3GB of RAM. It also comes with a 13MP primary camera on the rear and an 8MP front camera. The Lenovo K8 runs Android 7.1.1 and is powered by a 4000mAh battery. The K8 Plus is powered by 2.5GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 processor and also comes with 3GB of RAM. The camera, battery and software are similar to that of the Lenovo K8.

(Image: www3.lenovo.com)

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

5 Jan, 2018

Price: Rs 4,999 onwards

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A comes with a 5.00-inch touch screen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels at a PPI of 294 pixels per inch. It is powered by 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor and comes with 2GB of RAM. The device runs on Android 7.1.2 and is powered by a 3000mAh battery. It comprises of a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera.

(Image: www.mi.com)