An even higher percentage of teens, 72 percent, said they check messages and notifications as soon as they wake up. As cultural norms continue to shift toward a reality where people never truly “log off,” 57 percent of parents said they do the same.
Tech addiction can have a number of negative effects, but often, the first and most prevalent is its effect on attention. Thirty-one percent of teens and 39 percent of parents surveyed said they’ve lost focus during class or work because they were checking their smartphones.
If any of these behaviors describe you, check out our tips for how you can start weaning yourself off smartphones and social media—or at least modulating and taking control of your usage.