Understanding Screen Addiction during COVID-19

‘Screen addiction’ is becoming a real problem, even more so during COVID-19 lockdowns, which is why it’s more important than ever for children and adults alike to learn and develop healthier digital habits.

So I wanted to share this useful resource called “Understanding Screen Addiction and Responsible Digital Use” which offers lots of valuable information such as:

  • How technology use has changed over the years (72% of adults now consider smartphones their most essential device)
  • The impact of COVID-19 on screen time use and digital behaviours (smartphone usage in the UK surged by 30% during lockdown)
  • Understanding screen addictions and how our devices affect our brains and change our behaviours (e.g. dopamine-driven reward loops)
  • Helpful tips and useful advice for tackling device addiction, managing gadget and internet use, and creating healthier digital habits.

You can check out the full guide here –  https://www.comparethemarket.com/broadband/content/screen-usage-guide/