Social networks and instant messaging applications are undoubtedly part of our day to day. The mobile population uses the smartphone for almost everything , and that is having that device all in one that saves us in some cases turning on the PC, charging with a camera …
However, this can reach unsuspected limits, and is that young people already prefer to communicate with new technologies , instead of doing it in person.
Young people want to communicate online
In a study seen in” .>Only one third of the adolescents surveyed preferred to communicate face to face , although it seems that up to 45% of them are aware of the problem that this entails. The population of the study was composed of 1,100 young people between 13 and 17 years old, 89% of them having a smartphone or tablet. 16% admitted to constantly consult their smartphone, 38% several times over an hour and only 56% had the phone in silent mode.
Instant messaging is the queen of preferences, and is that only 10% preferred the video call format compared to other alternatives. 13% admitted to having suffered cyberbullying, and up to 64% admitted to having found in the network content related to it. More than half of the sample, 57%, think it is difficult to concentrate at the time of studying with the phone on top , and even that firms use smartphones to have them more controlled.
Worrying data for a young population that is born and grows practically with the smartphone in their hands, a useful and necessary gadget, but that must be used with the utmost care and moderation to avoid falling into this type of problem . Communication is fundamental in people, and there will never be a better way to convey our message than by doing it in person.
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