Polish individuals took part in the “Day without smartphone” campaign early this week, an informal action motivating individuals to put away their handsets and strive to join direct connections with family members and friends.
The “Day without smartphone” program was started a couple of years back to remind users about genuine social contacts, non-virtual life, and communication on the basis of real chats rather than checking on the Internet and text messaging continually, the media reported.
As per the figures offered by the Central Statistical Office, 92% of Poles was employing handsets in 2017, comprising 57% employing smartphones. “I genuinely cannot live without my handset,” claimed Agnieszka, university student, to the media in an interview. “I have a look at it every few minutes to stay in touch with my buddies, check news, and social media.”
Surveys stated that a bulk of teens in Poland employed their handsets at the time of lessons, at the cinema, and even at family meals. The issue of phonoholism (a phone obsession) has been seen a couple of years back, with psychologists and experts attempting to elevate awareness about this issue.
Excessive employment of handsets may result in hyperactivity, nervousness, spine & eyesight issues, and lack of attention. It is also one of the major reasons of traffic accidents, as per police statistics.
On a related note, in India, only 25% of people in 2017 in the nation reported employing the Internet, which is amongst the lowest all over the globe, as per a study by the Pew Research Center. South Korea has the most number of linked society, with 96% of people reporting Internet employment, displayed the study performed in 37 nations. While a bulk of people employ the Internet in most parts of the world, India and sub-Saharan Africa has much to cover up, as per the findings.