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FACTS & RISKS of Screen Addiction

_____ FACTS

   ¤ UK adults spend an average of 8 hours 41 minutes A day on screens.
      Those figures are roughly the same anywhere


   ¤ UK children spend 6 hours 1/2 hours per DAY on screens

   ¤ The average user checks their smartphone 150 times a day

   ¤ 69% of UK children say their parents spend too much time on their mobile device

      at home

   ¤ 80% of smartphone users say checking their phone is the first thing they do in the morning

   ¤ 66% of UK smartphone owners self-report the fear of losing or being without their phones

   ¤ 62% of polled UK adults say they hate how much time they spend on their phone.

_____  MENTAL HEALTH RISKS - the symptoms below do not necessarily mean you are addicted

                                            to screen use; a larger understanding of your individual situation

                                            has to be properly assessed.

   ¤ Social isolation

   ¤ Lower self-esteem & self confidence about appearance & how interesting life is due

      to biased social comparisons

   ¤ Gaming addiction is to be listed as a Mental Health condition for the first time in

      2018 by the World Health Organisation - WHO -


   ¤ Depression

   ¤ Anxiety

   ¤ Narcicism

   ¤ Neurotism / relatively stable tendencies to respond with negative emotions to threat,

      frustration, or loss 

   ¤ Impulsive behaviour

   ¤ Insomnia

   ¤ Attention span decline

   ¤ Critical thinking and analysis decline

   ¤ Specific brain functions affected


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