To make matters worse, the average times most people check their smartphones is over fifty times a day. Even when we’re trying to relax, we still can’t put them down, even when we should be detoxing digitally and relaxing. The average college-aged adult spends almost nine hours every day on their phones.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many people to lockdown and develop even more addicted to social media and the internet. It’s the only way for some people to stay connected. Unfortunately, it becomes many people’s reality.
These tech companies are the only ones who can put measures in place to protect the public’s mental health. However, the individual must also do their part to limit themselves from their phones and the internet to avoid addiction.