How long do you spend on your smartphone every day (in total)?


20th April 2017

Young people as young as 13 are being treated for mobile phone addictions.

Your smartphone may be a handy little thing, but have you ever thought about how much time you spend on it every day?

Sky News reported recently that some children in America are so glued to their phones that they’re having to get professional help at
a treatment centre in Seattle.

The reSTART Life Centre is a treatment centre that helps young people deal with addictions to digital technology, like smartphones, tablets and video games.

The centre advises that children, men and women all over the world should restrict their use of digital devices to certain times of the day and talk to each other about any digital worries.

How long do you spend on your smartphone every day (in total)?


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radishes10 · 4 years ago

I don't have one!!! ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

shpee · 4 years ago

The only reason I go on my phone/computer for more than 2 hours is because there's nothing to do where I live. I find walks boring because I've seen around where I live millions of times, the park nearby has nothing except some exercise equipment that gets boring in 5 seconds and a play area that I'm too tall to have any fun on and I'm not really friends with anyone who is my age where I live. The only thing to do is cycle. That's it.

nm2007 · 4 years ago

I mean why not play football or do something more social, interact with the world around you.

midnight26 · 4 years ago

more than 2 hours

Milly_Moo · 4 years ago

I have a lot of SAT revision apps on my phone and I spend at least half of the time I spend on my phone on those apps. I need to revise as I'm in year 6 and have the SATs soon.

ZENCE40 · 4 years ago

I do not have a smartphone and in many ways are glad I don't. I realise that I could get addicted so when I do get a phone I will be very careful.

RedWombat · 4 years ago

I probably spend about an hour on mine per day. But then we are allowed to use them at school and sometimes in lessons for research. I don't just sit on it for ages though.

anjana · 4 years ago

I think that children should be allowed a limted amount of time on their smartphones.

tillster · 4 years ago

I have a phone, but the main reason I use it is to keep contact with everyone, I don't see how someone can get addicted to a phone, but it's their choice. Anyone can stop being addicted ,by asking for help and doing lots of different things to stop them from becoming more addicted to their electrical device.

coolguy · 4 years ago

I don't have one but I have a iPad I spend an hour ????????????????

banjoblaze · 4 years ago

I don't have one either, but I have an iPad which probably counts. I spend about an hour on it most days, but am trying to decrease the amount of time.

bjpgerrard · 4 years ago

I'm not quite sure how long am I on it in TOTAL.

vvvv · 4 years ago

I use my dad's smartphone with my sister but only rarely for 15 mins

dogo · 4 years ago

I don't have one

lavish01 · 4 years ago

I am only aloud on my tablet in certain days.

munchkinme · 4 years ago

I don't either! I have a computer and a tablet but I only go on them to do research or play games and that I am only allowed an hour. ??

lightning · 4 years ago

I go on my phone to watch first news live :) ;)

antrabbit · 4 years ago

I don't need one. I can last more than a year without one, but I have my own.

scootz · 4 years ago

I spend around 30 minutes a day on my phone although I do not have any games I just use it for research and watching.

catapult · 4 years ago

Catapult's mum -Being a mum of three lovely and lively children I do try to let them enjoy plenty of outdoor activities like bushcraft (firelighting, foraging and whittling), interesting walks where we can identify the birds, butterflies, pond creatures, let them make dens, get mucky and muddy in all weathers. We have bought light weight hammocks and tarps for shelters (the kids carry these on our weekend/holiday walks) and enjoy camping. We let children have a restricted amount of screen time which is never enough. I would probably admit to obsessively checking my phone for emails/messages too! It is a tricky problem.
I was upset with my son wanting to play on his phone when we were due to have special mummy time. It has been a great opportunity for him to talk about what's going on in his life.

anjana · 4 years ago

I just read a great book. hey, guys if u think books r boring try the book called "jacky ha-ha," by James Patterson- its amazing! i would say a book is greater than a phone, hey, feel free to change my opinion but a phone has many dangers but a book can make you go on an adventure.

this is my reply to "Shpee", try it, you might like it!? :) ;)

anjana · 4 years ago

BTW, i don't have one either!?

Teddyowner · 4 years ago

I personally think that reading and playing outside are much better than phones because it's so nice to get stuck into a good book and it's such fun playing outside,making den's,doing sports. ect.????⛅?

gaggy116 · 4 years ago

Maybe 45 mins i put an hour

gaggy116 · 4 years ago

i looovvveee reading too though :D

norensanz · 4 years ago

i don't have one too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

evadore · 4 years ago

radishes10 Me neither!!!! lol

owly · 4 years ago

radishes10, I don't have one either. So 15 mins on mums I Pad Air

kawaii101 · 4 years ago

I DON'T HAVE ONE!! But if I did then I would try and spend less time on it!

tdh123 · 4 years ago

The only reason I am on my phone for an hour is because it is my reward for doing my 11+ practice papers (not that i don't enjoy them)...I do them for an hour and then phone for an hour-not all at once. My parents are also divorced so i miss them when i am at the other's house ;););)

Sashgirl06 · 4 years ago

ZENCE40 That's the same as me but I do have a tablet which I usually spend a maximum of 20 mins a day.

guoguo · 4 years ago

My mum just gave me her old phone cause I never had one and I am now walking home from school

Smile122 · 4 years ago

Generally I spend an hour but that's only because I need to text my parents or friends for something however I sometimes spend longer if I'm playing a game ????????

anjana · 4 years ago

cattapult's mum , why don't you tell how you feel to your children. let them know that family is more important than anything ( especially phones). do the things that they used to love you doing.

but don't do it in front of their friends because that can go to a whole new level;)


unicorn21 · 4 years ago

I spend an hour or more on my phone. Sometimes probadly more than two hours? I don't know. Is that bad? I do lots of sports and do all my homework beforehand so then I have free time on my phone. I wouldn't say I'm addicted to it though. .??

unicorn21 · 4 years ago

I have to get off electronics at 6☺??

pizza28 · 4 years ago

my mum is strict on that stuff

friendlyem · 4 years ago

i dont have one either

Catman · 4 years ago

I don't actually have a phone, but I voted 15 mins, because, it was the closest I could get to no time at all!!!

spikyriver · 4 years ago

I don't have one - because I don't need one!!!

bean0811 · 4 years ago

Personally, I don't spend much time on my phone, an hour a day at most, but unfortunately, I have friends that are on their phone whenever they get the chance. I also think it's shocking when children aged 7 own phones, as I didn't get mine until I was 11, going into comp.

orangebob9 · 4 years ago

I don't have one! :-)

riyazaveri · 4 years ago

I don't have one but I 15 on my mum s iPad or phone

ezbez56 · 4 years ago

with head phons in but not looking at a screen soo much more

simmie09 · 4 years ago

i dont have one

popchip4 · 4 years ago

probs usually about an hour. but after a while i just get bored of it

schwab1 · 4 years ago

I play empire but I really try not to be addicted- I know ho easy it is! about 30 minutes by the way.
(I'm 999l fyi)

ac20 · 4 years ago

I only have a TV!

twinies · 4 years ago

I didn't vote because I don't actually have a ? (Phone)

smoothlake · 4 years ago

I don't have one so I can't vote!

sophette · 4 years ago

Not interested. At all. Bit boring. Better things to do in life than sit down and look at a screen ? ????⌚️

huddlest · 4 years ago

I use a iphone

drummer1 · 4 years ago

You shouldn't spend too long on your phone.It is bad for your eyes and it is anti-social.

ayubbeg · 4 years ago

0.0minutes!!! I simply don't have an electronic device

hamiltocat · 4 years ago

It really depends on what you are doing online, if you are playing games online, or on social media, then your time should be limited, but some people like to watch the news, or read educational articles online, and that isn't something to hold back from children.

flo32 · 4 years ago

I do not own a smart phone or mobile device as it can distract me from more important things like reading and studying for when I go to secondary school.

macawaca · 4 years ago

I don't hAve 1 ????????????????????????????☠️??

unicornfan · 4 years ago

I mostly use my phone to keep in touch with people. I use it for about 15-30 minutes a day.. · 4 years ago


StarWars10 · 4 years ago

More than two hours because I love YouTube

sic.guitar · 4 years ago

I mostly use my iPad instead because it has more games and a bigger screen.????????????

gracie777 · 4 years ago

I like going on the internet but I am not addicted

Perpetua · 4 years ago

I'm 13 and I don't have one

amynatalie · 4 years ago

I don't have one

Karen06 · 4 years ago

To be honest, sometimes I don't go on my phone at all in a single day unless I really need to!!!

sunglasses · 4 years ago

I'm very naughty I spend way to much time on technology but I don't get told of for it as I am fit and healthy. Also, me and my friends spend way to much time WhatsApping each other on our group chat!

dotmatilda · 4 years ago

My parents limit me to 1/2 hour on my iPad on aschool day and a hour at the weekend. I barely wever spend that much on it. I use our computer

kamya · 4 years ago

I do not have one! LOL

alexrider6 · 4 years ago

Er.Lol .I do not have one???

pinkems · 4 years ago

I spend a lot of time on my phone but I still try to squeeze in any chores, homework, family time and quite a lot of fun. Although you have a phone, try not to use it all the time.

Samaal · 4 years ago

I don't go on my phone that much, only when I need to phone domeonw

yosher399 · 4 years ago


dorito · 4 years ago

i dont have 1,



ZENCE40 · 4 years ago

don't have one!!!!!

Sashgirl06 · 4 years ago

I don't actually have a smartphone, so I just did how much time I spend on my tablet.

Sashgirl06 · 4 years ago

anjana That's so true

emperor · 4 years ago

Less than ten minutes because my smartphone is not smart. It is really bad. There are no games. I think people should not look at phones when walking round town because they could get run over. My friend almost got hit by a car once because he didn't look.

oceangirl · 4 years ago

I am quite active and I don't spend much time looking at a screen,the longest I spend on a ? is 1 hour!

tolu · 4 years ago

i don't have one. my sister and brother spend over two hours

ng849 · 4 years ago

i don't have a phone!

lollypop · 4 years ago

Yeh I definitely spend more than two hours on my phone! IPhone!!!!!!!!!!!

oceangirl · 4 years ago

The only reason I go on my mums iPad is because I go on first news

LeoCOOL · 4 years ago

I only just got a phone!

thegunners · 4 years ago

why do you even need a smartphone until year 9?

zeushades8 · 4 years ago

On my Mumz 1 hr

kkdude9 · 4 years ago

I don't have one

gavriella · 4 years ago

Phones are stupid!

lilpenguin · 4 years ago

I don't have a phone.

amberspell · 4 years ago

15 mins? On my dad's phone. I don't have one yet.

[email protected] · 3 years ago

More than 2 hours because it helps me fill up the emptiness inside me..... I don't want to and it makes me feel bad but I cant stop myself.....

shreddeddo · 3 years ago


flossingg · 3 years ago

on kindle 30

clarinet1 · 2 years ago


katkid10 · 1 year ago

I don't have one at all, only when I go to Year nine because my Mum works at my school.

weirdcat · 5 months ago

I don't have a smartphone but I do have a tablet and I spend probably an hour and a half on it every day.