Our Digital Addiction
A study conducted by a Melbourne software company in 2017 found that Australian men “unlock their phones more than anyone in the world, on average 45 to 46 times a day.” For women, this number is slightly smaller, at just 42 times a day.
But what exactly are we doing with our phones? The same study found that Australian adults are spending an average of two hours a day using their phones for Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp, web browsers, and Facebook. If you added up all the extra time we spend making calls, checking our emails, video streaming and listening to music, this time can go up to nearly 8 hours a day in some cases of staring at our phones.
The worst part? This isn’t just about our back pain, because we’re not the ones suffering the most: it’s our kids.