Research confirms that most youngsters can't detach from their cellphones
0. phoneArena 11 Apr 2011, 09:25 posted on
Yes, we admit it. Sometimes we find it hard to put our smartphones down and stop texting or to quit browsing the web for lolcats on our tablets. Well, it turns out that we are not alone. According to a recent study, a great percentage of adolescents…
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1. daniel_bargs (Posts: 323; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)
so true, i cant wake up and go out without my phone. if only there was unlimited battery haha
2. TheFunnyMan (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)
I hope this doesnt surprise anyone. Everything we do is done via the internet, which makes a smartphone damn near mandatory to own. It has its advantages, but it certainly has its disadvantages. Like the inablitiy to have an intellegent conversation, or to even have a full conversation. We are too trained to go without them
3. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Honestly... We needed Research to confirm this? I wonder if our tax dollars are hard at work for this research...
4. TheFunnyMan (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)
They probably are. Just like our tax dollars are going towards providing kindergardners with brand new Ipad 2's
5. shwut (unregistered)
I'm 15 years old, and I don't really watch TV, and I can live without my cell phone for about maybe 2-3 weeks, but if you take my computer away... I can't live without that :P
6. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
but if your take my porn...uh, I mean computer away... I can't live without that....
Is that what you are tryin' to tell us? :P
7. Diana (unregistered)
Exactly why I got my kids prepaid TracFones. They have limited minutes so they learn how to budget their usage and they have better make sure that they pick up all of mom's (me) calls. After all, Im' the one paying the bill! I do reward them with additional air time cards for good behavior or if they do well in school. So far, it's been working out very well for us and my kids are not addicted to their phones!
8. Sasha (unregistered)
Well duh....youngsters have troubles detaching from electronics!!! You see this all over the place. @Diana....I'm thinking of getting my 10 yr. old a TracFone. What's the reception like on the phone? But my reservation is I hear Customter Service is pretty horrific - have you had to deal with them?