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Students vs. staff: Who uses their phones more?

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Students vs. staff: Who uses their phones more?

Senior Deanna Gorder and PE teacher Samantha Espinosa going head-to-head while on their phones.

Senior Deanna Gorder and PE teacher Samantha Espinosa going head-to-head while on their phones.

Senior Deanna Gorder and PE teacher Samantha Espinosa going head-to-head while on their phones.

Senior Deanna Gorder and PE teacher Samantha Espinosa going head-to-head while on their phones.

Marcin Klecha, Reporter

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  With the iOS 12 software update, many fascinating new features were released, including Screen Time, recording and documenting the usage of Apple products. With this characteristic, the question arose- who uses their phones more, students or teachers?

     Released on Sept. 17, 2018 [iOS 12], the new add-on to iPhones didn’t get as much hype as expected. But with time, it became more and more popular as people now use it the Screen Time tab located in settings daily to see their average phone usage reports, categorized in daily or weekly reports. Also, the feature allows the user to see the time spent on each app, the number of notifications received, and also if their report increased or decreased from the previous day or week.

     Some students and teachers use their phones so much without even knowing it. Studies show that being on a phone for too long may cause headaches, decreased attention span, shortness of temper, sleep disorders, and depression.* So, let’s see who uses their phone more.

     Seniors Deanna Gorder (Div. 917) and Karlin Chavez (Div. 932) like to use their phones pretty often throughout the school day.

     “I was surprised when I saw that I use my phone for about 50 hours in just one week. I knew that I use my phone a lot, but I didn’t think it was that much,” said Gorder.

     As for Chavez, he averages a time per day of about 5 hours and a weekly use of about 35 hours.

     Both Gorder and Chavez’s mostly used app is Snapchat. They both specify that after seeing their screen time, they want to use their phones a lot less often. Chavez explains, “I want to use my phone less because I’d rather be doing something more productive.”

     Gym teachers Chad Nishibayashi and Samantha Espinosa both agreed that they don’t use their phones often throughout the day due to teaching. Nishibayashi averaged a daily 4 hours usage, along with a 27 hours weekly usage, while Espinosa’s screen time is slightly less, averaging 4 hours per day and 22 hours per week.

When asked if she was surprised, Espinosa said, “I was a little bit surprised, but I don’t think that it’s too bad.”

     Nishibayashi explained, “I’d like to use my phone less, but I get quite distracted.”

It’s easy to say that teachers spend less time glaring at the screen then students based on the data above, but it all depends on who is being surveyed.

     Everyone, not only students, should set their phones aside and appreciate life more.

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