South Africans spend more time on their computers and mobile devices than any other country.
- A report by Electronics Hub revealed that South Africans spend more time on their screens than any other country in the world.
- the report I looked at the amount of time that residents of 45 countries around the world spend in front of different devices.
- It was found that the country that spends the least amount of time on screens is Japan.
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With people all over the world spending more than six hours of their day on mobile devices, South Africans were found to spend most of their waking time glued to their screens – more than any other country in the world.
This is according to a report before electronics hubwhich studied the amount of time that residents of 45 countries around the world spend in front of various devices. This includes the general rate, mobile phones, computers, game consoles, and social media.
On average, the report said, South Africans spend 58.2% of their day in front of screens, including computers and mobile devices, more than any other country.
“Our analysis shows that users in South Africa have the most screen time, with 22.5% of their days dedicated to navigating social media,” the report said.
More than half of South Africans are active on the internet due to the increasing use of the internet in the country.
In terms of a breakdown of time spent on screens, the report found that South Africans spend:
- a total of nine hours and 38 minutes a day on their screens on average;
- five hours and 13 minutes on their phones;
- four hours and 25 minutes on computer screens;
- three hours and 44 minutes on social media; And
- One hour and three minutes to play.
The opposite is true for Japanese residents. The report found that 4.9% of Japanese spend a fraction of their day glued to social media platforms.
Japan’s relatively low social media penetration rate (65%) can be attributed to its aging population.
“Western social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, have struggled to gain influence in the country as their publishing culture clashes with Japanese appreciation – thus, the peer-to-peer platform LINE maintains its stronghold as the most popular social media app in the country,” the report said.
How long does the screen last?
according to Red HealthExperts recommend that adults limit screen time outside of work to less than two hours a day.
“Any time after that that you normally spend on screens should be spent participating in physical activity,” the organization said. “This may not be immediately possible, but there is still a lot people can do to try to reduce this.”
For children, ages two to four, screen time should be limited to one hour a day, according to the World Health Organization. It also recommends that children under two years of age not spend time in front of screens.
Research data It revealed that children and adolescents had exceeded the recommended limit. And it was made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic.