Teens on the toilet taken to task over texting

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Teenagers spend much longer on the loo every day than their elders because they’re multi-tasking in the toilet, according to new research from the AA as part of its State of the Nation’s Homes series of reports.

Typically youngsters aged 16 and 17 spend 43 per cent longer in the toilet – but more than half the time they spend there (58%) is wasted on ‘extra-curricular’ activities such as texting, using social networking sites or playing smartphone games.

The average teen toilet time for that age group is 22 mins 29 secs a day on the loo, compared to just 15 mins 46 secs for those aged 18 or over.

 

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