A recent research conducted by Leeds Beckett University found out from 594 teenage mobile phone users between the ages 11 and 18, who most likely check their devices during family meals, doing homework, as well as school lessons.
While 9 in 10 of the students check their phones at night, while only 30% of them do not check their phones during a class. What is more concerning is that, 96% of the interviewed students check their phone every two minutes. While over 85% spend between 4 and 6 hours online, two-thirds of the students only get 2 to 4 hours of sleep because of this “addiction”.
A leading independent school in the UK has decided to help the students of Year 7, 8, and 9 to hand in their phones until the end of the day, and they could only collect their phones between 4PM and 5PM before they go home.