Understanding ‘Screen Addiction’ during Covid-19

It has been suggested that ‘screen addiction‘ is becoming a real problem, particularly during the COVID-19 lockdowns. If this is the case, it’s more important than ever for children and adults alike, to learn and develop healthier digital habits. 

Compare the market have therefore put together a guide to support this discussion, by exploring some of the following ideas:

  • How technology use has changed over the years (By 2018, 95% 0f 16-24 year-olds own a smartphone and feel ‘lost’ without it)
  • 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 see the full guide here:  https://www.comparethemarket.com/broadband/content/screen-usage-guide/