Daily Mail – 16 December 2014 – Next year’s big trend? ANTI-TECH
Recent research found that more than half of gadget owners (53 per cent) worldwide admit to suffering anxiety when they can’t use their phones.
It found having a tech detox was ‘as stressful as a trip to the dentist or even their own wedding day.’
The number of people being treated for this addiction has risen over the past year and around 1 in 8 people in the UK now exhibit signs of being hooked on their gadgets.
Nightingale Hospital has an online test that assesses the extent of a person’s relationship with technology.
Dr Graham from the hospital advises taking this test as an important first step in ascertaining whether technology use is abnormal or problematic.
Although the test is primarily aimed at adults, Dr Graham adds it might help parents who are concerned about their children’s behaviour.
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