View full issue

This link was published in:

On to 2018

by M.G. Siegler


Smartphone Use Falls Among Young for First Time

Rebecca Marston:

For the first time, young people in the UK aged between 16 to 24 are spending slightly less time on their smart devices, according to a report.
Market researcher Kantar TNS found that those within that group now spent an average of 3.8 hours on their phones a day down from 3.9 hours last year.
And this may be a surprise to parents, but a third of those said they thought they spent too much time on their phones and wanted to cut down.

There's a hesitation to read too much into this. But it is an interesting data point -- along the lines of something I've long wondered. Might a new form of "rebellion" amongst young people be that they start to move away from our always-on devices...


Want to receive more content like this in your inbox?