“Cellphones may wind up being an escape mechanism from their classrooms. For some, cellphones in class may provide a way to cheat,” said researcher James Roberts.
Apparently, 60 percent of students in the study (which examined a total of only 164 students) admitted that they might be addicted to their phones, with Pinterest and Instagram being "associated significantly with cellphone addiction."
“As cellphone functions increase, addictions to this seemingly indispensable piece of technology become an increasingly realistic possibility," said Roberts.
But, what students seem to be doing the most on their phones include texting, sending emails, checking Facebook, surfing the Internet and listening to their iPods.
Give it a few more years, and we bet "swiping" on Tinder and "snapping" on Snapchat will be in the top list of their cellphone activities.