If you look at today's society that is primarily technology driven, you notice that EVERYONE has a smartphone, worst case, just a cell phone. But being a teenager in today's society, if you don't have a phone, there's something 'wrong with you' or you're 'not cool.' Could that be one of the reasons that teens are addicted to their phones?
We definitely live in the age of technology...cell phones, tablets, iPads, game consoles - it seems that every kid has at least one electronic device. No one is uncomfortable with a five-year -old playing an X-Box. But what about a five-year-old with a cell phone??