Does your teen spend hours every day on her cell phone?
Does she spend more time on the phone than she does interacting with others face to face?
If so, she—or he—is not alone.
The average teenager is said to spend about seven hours a day texting, talking, checking social media, playing video games and using apps.
Some teens check their email and social media obsessively throughout the day or become upset when they can’t.
Their brains are responding to their phones in an addictive way–releasing dopamine when alerted of a new text message.