Digital Technology is Killing our Time
So much time is being frittered away online, especially on social media.
8-10 year old children spend on average 8 hrs of media/tech time a day. Tweens or teenagers average 11 hrs or more
The typical person by their early 20’s will have spent more than 30,000 hours on the internet or playing videogames. That’s roughly 3.5 years on the internet, playing games or using technology.
- We are spending more time than ever glued to our mobile devices — especially young people.
- 25% of millennials look at their phone more than 100 times a day compared with just 10% of baby boomers,
- Half of millennials look at their phone more than 50 times a day — three times the rate of boomers.
- One in four millennials spend five hours a day on their phones and 50% spend at least 3 hours.
Digital Technology is Killing our Working Lives
According to their 2015 report, distractions annually eat up 759 hours per worker. That’s just one hour shy of twenty complete 40-hour workweeks every year!
Tests of office workers reveal that they check email 30-40 times an hour, although they think it’s only 10-15 times an hour. 1 in 4 people check their smartphone every 30 minutes, 1 in 5 every 10 minutes.
Digital Technology is Killing our Workplaces
A study at the University of California, Irvine, found that knowledge workers have focus periods of just eleven minutes on average, in-between interruptions. As Campbell said, “if you need to focus, ‘work’ is pretty much the worst place you could be.”
Digital Technology is Killing our Downtime
Working life is no longer limited to one place and certain hours, but we are always on from first thing to last thing at night, always contactable, even on vacation. 75% of 25-29 year olds sleep with their phones. 25% of employees say that they feel their job security depends on them being available beyond normal working hours.
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