(CBS11) – A new study shows more than half of teenagers say they’re addicted to their smartphones.READ MORE: Public Health Experts Say Dallas Cowboys COVID Outbreak Shows Pandemic Far From Over
In Common Sense Media’s poll, 50 percent of teens interviewed agreed they are addicted to their mobile devices.
Nearly 80 percent of the teens said they check their phones every hour.
The poll showed 72 percent said they felt the need to immediately respond to texts.READ MORE: AP Source: Rangers Snag Shortstop Corey Seager For $325 Million, 10-Year Deal
The research also showed it’s not just teens who have a hard time stepping away from their phones as 27 percent of parents also said they are addicted to their mobile devices.
More than half of them even admitted to checking their phones while driving.
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