New Study: Mobile Phones Are Indispensable For Many Young People

Representative, the numbers are perhaps not just time 600 young people between 14 and market researchers Forsa surveyed 19 years end of March 2012 on behalf of provider Congstar. The educated figures confirm every prejudice: kids would rather forgo television and sex on her phone. Only 39 percent of girls believe, for example, a week without her cell phone to survive; the share is among the young men at least 53 percent.

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Nearly two-thirds of respondents would a one-week ban on television better cope with, as with the withdrawal of a smartphone. 88 percent of teenagers said they log, that they would rather give up alcohol on the phone. Sounds only time reasonable, is in this age group but at the same time a frightening statement. Amazing 60% (men) or 70 per cent (women) claimed that in case of doubt a phone on the bedside table is important them, as a partner in bed what is perhaps also because some kids know the opposite sex first and foremost from mobile videos and the practice is still too little role plays.

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Every second of the young takes daily with up to three people via phone contact on, one third are with up to six people exchanges. To spark up to ten friends, create at least 14 percent of respondents. While the E-mail has already massively displaced the snail mail (post), it is probably too slow for mobile: 65% of young mobile service providers prefer to call or send an SMS. 36 percent chat and only 18 percent write E-mails.


Emerges from the study of the zurich university of applied sciences and the research foundation on mobile communication of at ETH zurich that around 40,000 show strong addiction with withdrawal of 12 to 19 year old swiss. Without a phone they felt scared and helpless, one takes it in the bathroom, only under the shower end perhaps is the chance for waterproof smartphones like the panasonic eluga forcibly. Also the german armed forces engaged the phenomenon that therapists now officially called the mobile and internet dependency syndromes (MAIDS) on their addiction prevention page. Here, it cited among other things an english survey according to which at least three percent of the british panicked respond, the phone should be not accessible. The 20-year old japanese girl ayumi chiba put the situation: There are people that I’m not talking even when I see her in school. We exchanged messages only. I guess only a device connects us… (cs)