Child Welfare League Committee recently published a report that shows nearly 40 percent of students from fifth grade to eighth grade show symptoms of cell phone addiction.
4,269 samples were collected from 19 countries and cities in May of this past year. Of those samples, approximately 37 percent revealed that students check their cell phones first thing in the morning. Approximately 10 percent of students admitted to using their cell phones during class lessons. 26 percent of students use their cell phones during their commute to school. After school, 21 percent of surveyed students admitted to using their cell phone past 11pm.
Surprisingly, out of the surveyed teens, 45 percent of them admitted that they thought they use their cell phone too much; close to 40 percent showed symptoms of actual cell phone addiction.
In a land dominated by technology, nearly half of all fifth and sixth graders frequently use cellphones. Additionally, 69 percent of all seventh graders have cellphones, and 71 percent of all eighth (Read More....)