smartphone sales grow at a double-digit pace in the country like in India , which is a great news for smartphone makers ,but desktops and laptops manufacturers should be happy too as they still remain the most popular mode of accessing Internet by teenagers, a survey by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) showed which means that there are lesser chances of eye problem for teens
According to TCS GenZ Survey, desktops, home PCs and laptops are the most popular mode of accessing the Internet (44%), closely followed by smartphones (43%),
However, smartphones remain the most coveted electronic gadget (83%) amongst teenagers in the country.
“Technology has transformed young India. The gadgets considered as luxuries earlier have swiftly become necessities making an impact on both their student and personal lives. The survey was undertaken to get a pulse of the digital habits of school students from class 8-12,” the Survey said.
About 26% respondents said they spend at least an hour everyday online, while 27% said they respond to notifications within 5 minutes of receiving them.
Facebook leads the forefront in terms of usage (86%) followed by Google+ (65%). The survey found that boys are more active online and on social networking sites as compared to the girls which can be seen as inequality or lesser girls as compared to boys
Another 49% said their online activities are monitored by parents and 48% respondents said their parents have access to their online accounts for security reasons
The teenagers are also moving away from organised learning environment, towards the online learning space indicating the popularity that do-it-yourself (DIY) and collaborative learning is gaining , which is surely a positive thing
About 21% respondents said they used video chat to learn a new hobby, followed by school assignments (20.5%) and educational tutorials (15%), which showed keen interest of teenagers students in various new technologies
Not surprisingly, WhatsApp was rated as the most popular instant messaging platform (71%), distantly followed by SMS (12%), the difference is due to the costs of SMS and use of it relatively
However, face to face communication is still the most preferred way of communication with friends (40%) as compared to phone calls and social media, the survey pointed because of better understanding and emotions delivered during face to face
A majority of the teenagers (87%) said they shop online with electronic gadgets (57%) being the most popular buy, followed by books (50%) and clothes (37%) because of their convenience to get things easily
For their dose of news, Gen Z prefers TV and newspapers (79%) followed by links from friends/family on Facebook (38%) and online sources