No wonder here – “New research” from the University of Derby on “Smartphone addiction and its related psychological characteristics” claims that the more you use your phone, the higher the risk of becoming addicted. The study’s average user spent 3.6 hours per day on his or her phone, with 13% of participants described as “addicted”. Studies show the addiction is increasing and is dangerous. See the data:
- 70% said they check their Smartphone within an hour of getting up or as soon as they wake up
- 56% check their phone within an hour of going to sleep!
- 48% check over the weekend, including on Friday and Saturday nights.
- 51% check continuously during vacation.
- 55% check while driving
- 32% at school function while children perform!
- 33% on a dinner date. Parents: 20 percent fewer verbal and 39 percent fewer non verbal interactions with their children.
- 44% said they would experience “a great deal of anxiety” if they lost their phone and could not replace it for a week.
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These slides are only few examples of the impact of getting addicted to Smartphones. This addiction is not less than addiction to drugs. Things can wait on the phone. Enjoy your life, nature, human relationships and get in touch with your real friends. Do not allow Smartphones to take control of your life, you are the master of your life!