19 Feb '12, 9am

Two thirds of people in UK suffer from 'nomophobia', or the fear of being without their phone

LONDON - Researchers have found 66 per cent of the English are terrified of being without their phone, and the younger they are the more worried they are. First identified in 2008, it would appear nomophobia - defined as "the fear of being out of mobile phone contact" - is increasing with far more admitting to the problem than when a similar poll was conducted four years ago. A survey of 1,000 people in employment found two-thirds of them fear losing their mobile phone. The study, commissioned by SecurEnvoy, revealed that 41 per cent of the people polled have two phones or more in an effort to stay connected. Women worry about losing their phones than men - 70 per cent of the women surveyed, compared to 61 per cent of the men, yet it is men that are more likely to have two phones - scoring 47 per cent and 36 per cent respectively. When split by age it is young adults, aged...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/TechandDigital/Digital/EDC1202...

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