Can we see the start of the peak of the phone?
For the first time, the young people in the UK aged 16 to 24 years old are spending a little less time on their smart devices, according to a report.
Market researcher Kantar TNS found that those in the group now risen to an average of 3.8 hours on their phone a day down 3.9 hours last year.
And this may be a surprise to parents, but a third of those who said that they thought that they spent too much time on their phones and wanted to cut down.
That, of course, leaves the other two-thirds.
June, the King, who is 24 years old, said that she has not cut its use: “It’s part of my life, I just use it all the time. I think I’m on it 12 hours per day!
“The only thing that worries me is the electro-magnetic waves of the night. So I try to keep it away from me while I sleep.”
The group with the fastest growth in the use of the phone are retirees, according to research.
Kantar TNS said the amount of time that the older generation in the UK has spent on their phones have exploded between this year and last year, from 36 minutes to 54 minutes per day on a global scale.
The average duration of use across all generations, is of 2.4 hours per day.
Ann Morseby, which was in the 60s, says that its use remains relatively modest, about 40 minutes per day, but it is creepy.
“I check my e-mails more frequently, although I still mostly use it for texting. I started to play more games on it, though, may be the 40 minutes are done more than an hour,” she said. Can’t live
The slight decrease of phone use among young people in the UK do not mean the appetite for connectivity is still nothing less than voracious.
The vast majority of under-24s – 94% – have a smartphone and a camera is often not enough. Approximately 40% of 16 to 24-year-olds use multiple devices at the same time when they are online.
Kantar research has revealed that more than half of 16 to 24 years (52%) did not think they could live without the social media and 84% use social media on a daily basis, compared to 75% in 2015.