Tell us about your phone usage and its influence on your life

Share your smartphone usage, and consider how it has changed your life – for better or worse

This week we are tackling the thorny issue of mobile use – by children, teenagers and adults.

In the Health & Family section in The Irish Times, you will find news, features and columns dealing with issues such as parents leading by example, health risks associated with smartphone use, parental control apps, using your phone while exercising, and much more.

We would like to hear from readers about how their lives have been altered by the modern phenomenon of smartphones – for better or worse.

Do you have tips for parents currently entering a minefield by handing a child a smartphone?


How have you struggled with your own phone use?

How do you think schools or workplaces should approach the issue?

You can also share your screentime record with us. How many hours a day are you connected to your phone? How many pickups do you make? IOS users can check their screentime at Settings/Screentime, or by swiping right and scrolling down.

You can contribute using the form above (max 300 words). (If you are reading this on the Irish Times app, you can access the form here)

A selection of the contributions will be published.

Thank you.

Damian Cullen

Damian Cullen

Damian Cullen is Health & Family Editor of The Irish Times