Science says no one beats high school girls when it comes to smart phone use
A recent survey in Japan concluded that with 40% of high school girls averaging more than six hours a day on the phone, no one surpasses them in smart phone use.
Most of us are guilty of spending too much time on our phones. Some use them more than others, but everyone seems to be doing something on their phones at one time or another. An information security company in Tokyo surveyed users in Japan about their smart phone use, and the results that came back are not surprising. High school girls use them more than anybody else.
In the results, 40% reported using their phones 6.4 hours a day, and almost half use them while talking to other people in person, and 38% use their phones during meals. Additionally, 10% admitted to using them for more than an astounding 12 hours a day! The study found that 80.6% of all high school boys have a cell or smart phone, compared to 95.1% of girls. For junior high school students, boys are on their phones for an average of 1.8 hours a day, as compared to 4.3 hours for girls.
When riding a train in Tokyo, it's a rare sight to see a high school girl reading a book or simply talking to her friends. She will no doubt have a phone in her hand, sending messages to her friends if she is alone. If she's with a group of friends, they will all be on their phones, looking at pictures or sending messages to other friends not with them.
Anything in moderation rings true for everything.