With the introduction of phones in the modern era, a new issue has been noticed by several experts, parents, and society. Often referred to as a digital addiction, this is often mostly seen in kids who are too attached to their phones. The digital addiction in children has caused kids’ to  prefer to stay stuck with their phones with no connection to the outside world.

To further understand the communities’ point of view on this topic, Real Research, an online survey app, launched a survey on digital addiction among today’s kids.


  • Almost 7 in 10 claim that they are familiar with the notion of ‘digital addiction.’
  • 60.6% believe phone usage restrictions are an ineffective solution to digital addiction in children.
  • 41.33% claim tech industries are possibly exploiting children’s digital addiction.

Children’s Digital Addiction

Digital addiction in children has caught the attention of several experts and the community. The majority (74.33%) are familiar with digital addiction. Meanwhile, 25.67% have no idea about the notion of ‘digital addiction’.

Figure 1: Almost 7 in 10 respondents are familiar with ‘digital addiction.’

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Internet Addiction in Children

One of the main reasons behind digital addiction is the borderless internet. Although the internet has many benefits, it is also a trap that puts users in an endless web browsing trance. Additionally, social media is also another factor that increases digital addiction in children.

Social media has been criticized several times for exploiting children by making them addicted to digital devices. Based on the survey’s results, 41.33% have claimed that the tech industry is possibly exploiting children’s digital addiction. On the other hand, 6.98% definitely do not believe that tech industries are exploiting children’s digital addiction. 

Figure 2: Are the tech industries exploiting children’s digital addiction?

Solutions to Digital Addiction

While experts and parents continue to search for solutions, 60.6%, surprisingly, strongly agreed that restricting children’s use of digital devices completely is an ineffective solution to digital addiction.

Figure 3: Is restricting children’s use of digital devices an ineffective solution?

Some other alternative solutions include seeking professional guidance or counseling (20.33%), creating designated tech-free zones or schedules (10.03%), and encouraging offline socializing and face-to-face interactions (13.72%). Only time will tell whether these solutions could solve the digital addiction in children.


Survey TitleSurvey on Digital Addiction Among Today’s Kids
DurationNovember 02 – November 18, 2024
Number of Participants6,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.