Phone addiction has become such a worldwide problem that even the Pope weighed in this month.

Pope Francis warned a group of high schoolers about it during a meeting at their school in Rome, reports the Catholic magazine America. He told the teens to "please, free yourselves from your phone addiction," explaining that "when the phone is a drug," there's a danger of "communication being reduced to simple 'contacts.'"

On Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook agreed.

Cook was asked about how ordinary people are touching their phones thousands of time a day during an on-stage interview at the Time 100 Summit.

He agreed that many kids may be using their phones too much, and that this was the impetus for Apple's Screen Time reports, whichrolled out in early 2018.

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