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Smartphone Addiction is a Two-Way Street by Most parents say their teens are addicted immediately, contrasted with less than 50 to their smartphones and other mobile percent of parents. devices, and at least half of those same The good news is that many device users teens agree. actually recognize these habits as a concern. But when it comes to setting a positive About half the parents surveyed, as well example, parents aren’t doing such a great job. as one-third of the teens, report making a regular effort to reduce the amount of time According to a recent report from they spend on their mobile devices. Common Sense Media, 78 percent of teens check their devices at least once an hour, while 69 percent of parents do the same. Parents aren’t quite as preoccupied with replying to text messages and other digital communication: More than 70 percent of teens feel the need to respond

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Parents/Teens say: 36% Parents On a daily basis 32% Teens Less than daily Never

43% Parents 38% Teens 21% Parents 30% Teens

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Gulf Coast Family - December 2016  

Gulf Coast Family's primary purpose is to encourage families along the Gulf Coast by providing worthwhile information that deals with family...

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