Thursday, April 12, 2018

Technology Addiction Higher Among Youth and High-Income Households

Findings from a new survey conducted by Gfk show that teenagers and higher-income households are most susceptible to technology addiction. Younger age groups, the study found, tend to have the most trouble taking a break from technology. Nearly half of 15- to 19-year-olds surveyed have trouble taking a tech break, even if they know they should. The study found that teenagers and teenagers and higher-income households are most likely to struggle with technology addiction. In terms of countries – China, Brazil and Argentina have highest levels who struggle to take a break, as opposed to people in Germany, Netherland and Belgium, who generally find it easy to turn off their devices.

Gfk (2017). Break from technology – Global GfK survey. Gfk: Nuremberg, Germany.

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