A new study from the Department of Health has shown a marked decline in Daily Average Phone Usage (DAPU) between 2017 and 2018, falling by more than 7%.

Meanwhile, Face To Face Conversation and Going Outside showed a slight increase compared to the year before.

The results have been put down to a shift in consumer preference from texting, to talking.

Phone Addiction, which briefly took hold between 2014-2016 has all but disappeared from the survey results.

The report concludes with a hypothesis from the Health Commissioner.

“People are craving more real, tangible experiences. The short term rewards of Likes and Comments are losing the allure that once held people to their phones”.

The trend is expected to continue into next year.

NFN (Nice Fake News)