Why Teenagers are Addicted to Their Phones
Julia Spande
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A wonderful insight. I’m inclined to agree based on my experience. Other than the occasional hour on the (to me) magical Microsoft Word, I had no real exposure to tech until I was about 11. I love my phone and tablet, but I could live without just fine because I learned how to be bored, and then turn boredom into something worthwhile.

I have had a few addicted moments, but they were almost always a sign of something wrong — a desperate form of escapism. And it always happened that what I needed was to sit and contemplate the situation and then take action. I worry about all tech addicts. Just because it’s less visibly damaging and socially acceptable doesn’t make it a good thing.

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