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(CBS11) – A new study shows more than half of teenagers say they’re addicted to their smartphones.
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.
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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