In a reaserch carried out by university of southern carolina (USC) reveal that half of teenagers in both united states of america and japanese are addicted to their smartphones.

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The research sampled 1,200 Japanese teens asking them on use of  their electronic devices. The findings were then compared to that done earlier in north America. 

In a compiled report by USC reveal that 50% of american teens & 45% of Japanese teens are addicted to their electronic gadgets.

The devices are a greater cause of conflict among teens and parents in the United States than in Japan. 

Also the study reveals that this addiction affects a big deal family relationships. “This is a really big deal,” said James Steyer, founder of Common Sense Media, an organization that helped with the study. “Just think about it, 10 years ago we didn’t even have smart phones.”

“Advances in digital media and mobile devices are changing the way we engage not only with the world around us, but also with the people who are the closest to us,” said Willow Bay, head of the Annenberg School.

A majority of Japanese and American parents said their teenagers used mobile devices too much. But only 17 percent of Japanese teens agreed with that assessment. In the United States, 52 percent of teens said they are spending too much time on mobile devices.

The devices are a greater cause of conflict among teens and parents in the United States than in Japan. One-in-3 U.S. families reported having an argument every day about mobile device use. Only about 1-in-6 Japanese families say they fight every day over mobile devices.

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The USC research was based on an April 2017 study of 600 Japanese parents and 600 Japanese teenagers. Opinions from American parents and teenagers were collected in a study done earlier by Common Sense Media. 

Though results could vary across different countries but  Bay, the Annenberg School of Communications dean said – it’s more evident that “this is clearly a global issue.”

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