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Kids and smartphone – usage statistics and addiction facts

The average smartphone user checks its device 47 times a day or 17’155 a year and 85% of smartphone users will check their device while speaking with friends and family.

80% of smartphone users check their smartphone within 1 hour of waking up or going to sleep and 35% of them will do it within 5 minutes. 47% of smartphone users have attempted to limit their usage in the past – only 30% of which feel they were successful.

The official name for smartphone addiction is Nomophobia which is defined as having a fear of not being with your smartphone, what means not having access to internet, social networks, apps, video, music and so on.

When looking to resolve teen smartphone addiction, the obvious option of taking your child’s phone away often don’t work.

blabloo, the kids’ first smartphone, provides tools that help parents monitor their children’s first smartphone use in a safe, simple and peaceful way.

 

Source: Ofcom Report 2019