We were already beyond addicted to staring at screens BEFORE the COVID-19 pandemic started. Now? Somehow, we’re even more addicted!
According to a new study, the average person used to spend a total of 17 hours and nine minutes a day looking at screens. Since the quarantine began, it’s up to 19 hours and six minutes a day.
If you’re saying, “Wait, I’m not awake for that many hours, how is that possible?” — it’s because there are plenty of times we’re looking at two screens at once, like when we’re messing around on our phone or laptop while we watch TV.
The full breakdown for the average person is:
- 5 hours and 10 minutes a day on a laptop
- 5 hours and 9 minutes of TV per day
- 5 hours and 2 minutes on our phone
- 3 hours and 45 minutes on a gaming device
The survey also found 60% of people have argued with their significant other about screen time. Three in four feel hypocritical for trying to limit their kids’ screen time.