I deleted social media. Here’s why I think you should too.

24 Apr 2019
By Tom S., Student at Sheffield Hallam University

Last summer, a friend of mine showed me the Screen Time feature on my iPhone. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a tool that shows you how much time you spend on your phone, breaking it down into which apps you use the most and when you use them.

I was shocked to see I was spending more than four hours a day – sometimes more – on my phone. More than 15% of my waking hours spent staring at my phone. I was embarrassed and angry with myself that I had let my phone take up so much of my life.

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Tom is a Geography student at Sheffield Hallam, and is currently on a placement year.