Mexican Millennials spend half of the day with cell phone in hand

More than 54 percent of young people in Mexico between 10 and 19 years spend half of the day with a cell phone in hand to communicate with friends, listen to music, find information, play or do homework, revealed a survey by Motorola.

Not letting go of the cell phone for more than 12 hours is a habit of more than 54 percent of young people in Mexico.
Not letting go of the cell phone for more than 12 hours is a habit of more than 54 percent of young people in Mexico.

In a statement, the firm in electronics and communications explained that the relevance of the cell phone in the daily life of young people is clear because 20 percent of their respondents said they had the phone at their fingertips 24 hours a day.

"International research agrees that adolescents have a cell phone on 24 hours. The question asked in the Motorola study goes one step further. The telephone is not only active, it is practically in your hands all the time, "said Dr. Roxana Morduchowicz, a specialist in youth culture, a Unesco consultant.

She added that "the daily life of the children of the 21st century is defined by its relationship with screens. Technologies have transformed the way they learn, read, inform themselves, entertain themselves, watch movies, watch series, listen to music and relate to others. "

She indicated that it is, without doubt, very recent and very dynamic transformations, since ten years ago, no adolescent mentioned social networks and today, there is none outside of them.

In just a decade, social networks went from non-existent to become the main activity of young people when surfing the Internet, she said.

Therefore, it can not be surprising that young people have their cell phone on 24 hours, or that, as the study shows, it is within reach of their hand half of the day.

Via: Notimex