Week 8 – Screen Time Study vs Screen Time Entertainment/Socialising

The screen time occupied by students compared to the screen time for entertainment and socialising reflects a greater amount of time dedicated for university study and attendance.
On average people are spending 8 hours and 41 minutes daily on electronic devices (Davies, 2015). According to the data calculated from students, 2.57 hours per day was dedicated to university study, with 0.94 hours per day of laptop usage at university and 0.461 of other screen use. The use of a desktop at university accounted for 0.78 hours per day.

Our daily engagement with social media has been climbing from 90 minutes to 135 minutes between 2012 and 2017 (Statista, 2018). Compared to these statistics of social media engagement, an average of 0.29 hours daily of social media on laptops was accounted and 0.51 hours via mobile phones. The most time spent on screens in respect to entertainment was Netflix or similar consumption, 0.46 hours on laptops and 0.55 on TV.

I found these results to be rather surprising considering the average typical usage of social media and general screen time. Due to the demanding nature of university and other commitments, students opted for alternative methods of occupying their free time.

Reference List

Davies, M. (2015, March). Average person now spends more time on their phone and laptop than sleeping, study claims. Retrieved from https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2989952/How-technology-taking-lives-spend-time-phones-laptops-SLEEPING.html

Statista. (2018, January). Daily time spent on social networking by internet users worldwide from 2012 to 2017(in minutes). Retrieved from https://www.statista.com/statistics/433871/daily-social-media-usage-worldwide/

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