BE SMART... AND DITCH THE PHONE

Daily Star - - WIRED - By NADEEM BADSHAH nadeem.badshah@dai­lystar.co.uk

BED HABIT: Phone fa­nat­ics

AL­MOST half of Brits say their part­ner’s phone use is ru­in­ing their re­la­tion­ship.

Shock re­search found 47% com­plained their other half uses their de­vice too much.

A quar­ter of peo­ple quizzed said their mo­bile is the first thing they look for in the morn­ing and more than a third ad­mit­ted us­ing their hand­set is the last thing they do be­fore go­ing to sleep.

While 41% claimed they would rather spend time in bed with their phone than with their part­ner, ac­cord­ing to the poll.

Mean­while, 53% of par- ents ad­mit­ted to reg­u­larly keep­ing kids oc­cu­pied with their smart­phone.

The re­search came from Swedish hard­ware store chain Clas Ohlson as part of a cam­paign en­cour­ag­ing qual­ity time with fam­ily.

Writer Carl Honoré said: “Every­one loves a bit of shared screen time, but be­ing con­stantly plugged in can drive a wedge be­tween us and loved ones.” The Star Says: Page 6

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