A recent survey shows that young people are using their smartphones less for the first time. We asked the public whether they are keen for a digital detox
Are we falling out of love with our phones? According to a new survey, the amount of time 16- to 24-year-olds spend on their smartphones each day has fallen for the first time since records began, dropping from 3.9 to 3.8 hours in the past year. More than a third of young people also said they thought they used their phones too much and wanted to cut down. Conversely, pensioners are spending more time on their phones, with average usage rising from 36 to 54 minutes a day. We asked the public whether they have considered ditching their devices, and whether we have become too dependent on our phones.