There are times when I get home from work and my kids barely look up when the door opens. I’m sure they love me, but apparently I have to compete for attention with the likes of Pokemon Go and Candy Crush. Many people, especially younger people, are addicted to their digital devices. Unfortunately, the majority of addicts are children and teens who wish nothing more than to stare day in and day out at their glowing screens.
According to eMarketer, studies from CivicScience and Adestra by Flagship Research are proving the social media obsession in young people’s lives. More than three quarters of 13-24 year-olds surveyed in the CivicScience study admitted to being addicted to their digital devices. In comparison, “…self-declared device addiction among this age group was more than double that of users ages 55 and older,” reports eMarketer. [Read more…]