Are you nomophobic?
May 14, 2012 2:03 pm | Leave your thoughts
If so, you’re not alone, as the findings of a recent survey show that a staggering 66% of people fear losing their phone, which is known as ‘nomophobia’.
The study was carried out by SecurEnvoy, who spoke to 1000 participants across the UK.
Many people value their mobile phone as one of their most treasured possessions, with the rise in the phenomenon that is nomophobia highlighting this.
There are a few signs worth looking out for if you’re worried about suffering from it yourself, these include:
- Keeping your phone turned on at all times
- Repeatedly checking for emails and texts.
- Taking your phone with you everywhere, including on trips to the bathroom.
- Recharging your phone battery constantly.
Among the other findings of this fascinating survey are that the majority of people aged between 18 and 24 are more addicted to their phones than any other age group, with 77% of respondents saying they couldn’t be without their phone for more than a few minutes and 68% of 25-34 year olds giving the same answer.
Also, the average number of times someone checks their phone is out at 34 times a day, while 75% of those who answered said they took their phone to the toilet with them.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, SecurEnvoy co-founder Andy Kemshall said: “Our first study into nomophobia four years ago found that 53% of people suffered from it, and by leaping 13% over four years, it shows that it’s becoming a problem for many people who own mobiles.”
As for security, Mr Kemshall revealed that just 46% of people have some form of lock code on their phones, while just 10% encrypt their data usage. The findings reveal how important mobiles are to our daily lives, as well as how useful they are in keeping us entertained.
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