Lower-income teens (13- to 18-year-olds) spent more than 8.5 hours each day on smartphones, tablets, video games, and other screen media, compared with six hours and 49 minutes for their higher-income peers.
Lower-income tweens (8- to 12-year-olds) used screen media for nearly six hours a day, compared with four hours for higher-income tweens [US data/source]
Digital divide no more? Or is there a larger issue?
To some degree, you could say lower-income users are using media to compensate for lack of opportunities in other areas of life, whether that’s learning, connecting to others, accessing information, or for entertainment.
While this is US-centric data, India too will witness similar trend owing to cheaper and affordable data (and lack of anything-else-to-do).
Happy or sad?