In the past, I wrote about Being Present in a Smartphone World.
On a related note, I read a piece in the New York Times where they reported on these survey results, which might not be very shocking:
- We check our phone an average of 47 times a day. Eighty-two times if you’re between the ages of 18 & 24.
- Eighty-nine percent said they had used their phones during social gatherings.
In the piece, they made these suggestions:
- Choose some phone-free spaces to limit your dependency. It’s just as important for adults to have screen-free periods as it is for children.
- Designate “no cell” zones in your home.
- Keep phones off the table.
- Practice etiquette, like announcing you are just checking your phone for something rather than doing it and saying nothing, or doing it under the table.
- And relative to safety: Be careful walking with your phone. Cellphones make pedestrians inattentive, and emergency room records show the results.
How do you manage your smartphone use? Please join the conversation with your comments…