Phones have somewhat turned into a technological Swiss knife. We can do everything with them: communicate, take photos, know where we are, buy stuff, play, buy tickets, pay services, watch movies, listen to music, read, work and make phone calls. With such activities, we spend even more time on the phone and we rarely use it consciously or wisely.
Using smartphones carelessly has especially impacted young people and adults, although adults are supposedly more prepared to use technology responsibly. It is not always like this, although the priority has been typically to teach young people to use devices wisely. However, adults are now more aware of the way they use information and communications technologies.
According to the study titled Uso y abuso de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación por adolescentes. Un representativo de la Ciudad de Madrid, carried out by the Madrid Salud Addictions Institute’s Department of Addiction Prevention alongside the Chair for Social Development of the Camilo José Cela University, only 32% of teenagers use the internet properly.