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Report: teens so addicted to cellphones they need detox centers

If you think you're addicted to your phone, just know there's a teenager out there way more addicted than you.  Case in point: South Korean student Yoo Chae-rin, who spent a whopping 13 hours straight on her phone.

Futurism reports that nearly a third of South Korean 10 to 19-year-olds have the same problem as Yoo Chae-rin and are now being sent to detox camp to break their habit.

What is detox camp?  It's a mandatory 12-day break from their handheld devices.  While some campers are more than happy to hand over their phones, detox centers claim some phones had to be wrestled out of their hands.

South Korea currently has 16 detox camps, which hold up to 25 middle and high school students.  Campers can either suffer from a smart phone or Internet addiction to be eligible for detox.

So, how much does a 12-day technology detox cost?  About $84 bucks.  Good to keep in mind if your child is also borderline umbilical with their phone.

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