Over half of American teenagers say that they spend too much time on their phones, and they're trying to cut back

It’s been proven that young people spend a lot of time on their phones, but a Pew Research survey of 743 teens, ages 13 to 17, shows that they’re also well aware of their phone addiction.

As this chart from Statista shows, more than half of the teens say that they have tried to cut back on their smartphone usage, with about the same percentage again saying that they have tried to cut back.

A higher percentage of teens have tried to cut back on using social media and playing video games, but they’re also less likely to admit that they’re overdoing it in those regards.

Tech companies have begun to focus more on programs and feature that can curb phone addiction amongst teens, but a recent survey indicates that most Americans believe it’s ultimately up to the consumer to control their smartphone habits.

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