During the past year, I've done several reviews of papers submitted to journals that examined smartphone addiction among young adults. The studies were conducted in different countries. The wireless industry claims to have sold more than one billion smartphones last year. Thus smartphone addiction is quickly becoming a global public health issue.
Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, March 5, 2015
To see recent research on addiction to smart phones,
social media and internet gaming: http://bit.ly/addictionsaferemr
Hooked on your phone?
Brit McCandless, CBS 60 Minutes, April 9, 2017. http://cbsn.ws/2jyHEtF
Screen addiction Is taking a toll on children
Jane E. Brody, New York Times, July 6, 2015. http://nyti.ms/1gjCBWO
Smartphones are addictive and should carry health warning, say academics
Haroon Siddique, The Guardian, Mar 4, 2015. http://bit.ly/1EjbEMi