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Smartphones can be fun & interactive, yet they also scatter our attention, distract us from important tasks and pose a threat to our mental health
— Menthal App
                              image: Dr. Gregory Jantz, PHD -  ICCA

                              image: Dr. Gregory Jantz, PHD -  ICCA

 

Time on our phones - 

90% OF AMERICAN ADULTS HAVE A CELL PHONE

80% OF US HAVE OUR PHONES WITH US FOR 22 HOURS A DAY

ALMOST 50% OF TEENS ADMIT TO TEXTING WHILE DRIVING

71% OF ADULTS SLEEP WITH OUR SMARTPHONES CLOSE BY

90% OF 18-29 YEAR OLDS SLEEP WITH THEIR SMARTPHONES CLOSE BY

MOST PEOPLE CHECK OUR PHONES EVERY 10 MINUTES (150 TIMES A DAY)


    

                                                                                            image: Dr. Gregory Jantz, PHD -  ICCA

                                                                                            image: Dr. Gregory Jantz, PHD -  ICCA

What it's doing to our Mental Health, our Relationships & our Productivity- 

NEW MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES COUNSELORS, EDUCATORS AND PSYCHIATRISTS ARE TREATING: CONTINUOUS PARTIAL ATTENTION, ACQUIRED ADD, INTERNET GAMING ADDICTION...

EVIDENCE PROVES DETERIORATING RELATIONAL COMMUNICATION IS LINKED OT EXCESSIVE INTERNET & SMARTPHONE USE

1 IN 8 DIVORCES CONTAIN THE WORD CELL PHONE AS PART OF IT'S COMPLAINT IN THE DIVORCE PAPERS

1 IN 5 DIVORCES IS THE DIRECT RESULT OF SOICAL NETWORKING

EXCESSIVE SMARTPHONE USE IN STUDENTS CAUSES LOWER GPA, HIGHER ANXIETY AND LOWER SATISFACTION WITH LIFE

STUDIES ARE LINKING TECHNOLOGY TO ADHD AND OTHER CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT ATTENTION AND BEHAVIORAL ISSUES

41% OF GAMERS ADMIT THEY PLAY TO ESCAPE THEIR DAILY LIVES

7 OUT OF 10 PEOPLE REPORT SOME LEVEL OF ANXIETY WHEN DISCONNECTED FROM THEIR DEVICES

MANY 13 YEAR OLDS CHECK THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS 100 TIMES A DAY DUE TO THESE PRESSURES... 

  • 61% said they wanted to see if their online posts are getting likes and comments.
  • 36% said they wanted to see if their friends are doing things without them.
  • 21% said they wanted to make sure no one was saying mean things about them.