How Can We Fight Smartphone Addiction Among Young People?
An increasing number of young people say they can’t put down their phones. What are tech giants, parents, and treatment centres doing about it?
What is Smartphone Addiction?
Smartphone addiction is linked to internet addiction, or the compulsive overuse of the internet.
It typically involves overconsumption of social media, instant messaging, and entertainment, like games.
Smartphone addiction shows up in brain scans in the same way as other behavioural addictions: the reward centre of the brain lights up when the user thinks about being on their phone.