The Number Of Texts The Average 14-Year-Old Has Sent In Their Short Lives Is Utterly Staggering
A survey of 1,000 kids aged 8-14 and their parents discovered that the average child’s smart phone habits are usually far less than ideal.
The survey took a look at several ways kids use smartphones these days and determined their average use of a number of things such as how many texts do they send, how many WhatsApp messages they send, how much they use video chat, as well as how much time they spend browsing social media.
In a not-so-shocking turn of events, the results of the study were not great. In fact, they were pretty darn mind-boggling.
By the age of 14 the average child will have sent more than 35,000 texts, 30,000 WhatsApp messages and racked up more than three solid weeks of video chat, a new study has revealed.
The modern youngster will also have spent the equivalent of six months looking at their phone during that period, averaging 135 minutes’ use a day.
The survey of 1,000 kids aged 8-14 and their parents, also found young people spend over an hour a day browsing social media sites like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram
It also emerged they expect to receive a reply to a message within 15 minutes.
Monqi, makers of a new smartphone for kids who commissioned the research, also discovered that, on average, kids receive their first smartphone at the age of 10 and that six in 10 under-14s said their phone is the first thing they check in the morning and last thing at night.