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Alejandra: My name is Alejandra and I’m thirteen.
How much is too much?
Alejandra: In the morning, I’ll go on my phone and I’ll check my Instagram, Snapchat, Kik, Twitter, Tumblr, Vine.
78% of teens check their mobile devices at least hourly.
Alejandra: I get more excited than I should get.
Almost ¾ feel the need to immediately respond to messages.
Alejandra: When I hear a buzz, I’m like, oh, I have friends.
And 1 in 2 feel like they are addicted.
Alejandra: I guess it would be addicting because you always have to be on it.
85% of parents feel their teens’ device use has not harmed their relationship.
Alejandra: My mom, she doesn’t really have, like, rules, I guess.
Yet 1 in 3 teens argue with their parents daily about it.
Alejandra: I hope she thinks I have it under control because I think I do.
What do you think?
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How often do you check your phone? Do you think phone addiction is a serious problem?