Can you go a day without internet? Your answer probably goes with the majority of today’s population, No. Studies have recently found out the Internet today, has become a necessity like water and shelter. Internet has also been termed as ‘the miracle of universal connectivity’. Is this an alarm? Or is this an eye-opener for all of us?
A study titled: Connected Consumers Are Not Created Equal: A Global Perspective revealed that at an average 51% people are continuously connected to the internet every waking hour. The study covered a total of 10 countries and around 10,000 respondents.
The studies revealed that youngsters feel lonely and disconnected to the world if they are not online. The percentage of dependency on the Internet is 62% in Japan. Fear of missing out on things and events is what drives most of the population there.
Here, the majority of the Internet users were classified as normal users. But, symptoms of internet addiction were found among high school students. In Italy, 62% is the internet dependency.
Internet addiction among younger people was found in France. They spend the maximum of their time online in gaming. The Internet dependency in France increases up to 64%.
According to recent studies, a quarter of Spain’s population show symptoms of Internet addiction. 85% said that they have an active social media account and the Internet dependency in Spain is 65%.
According to studies, 6% of the total teenagers are addicted to Internet. The total Internet dependency in Russia is 66%. Internet addiction has been counted as a major factor in the reduced mental health of the teenagers in Russia.
5. United States Of America
Majority of the students of USA were found having relationships online. They also showed symptoms similar to drug and alcohol addiction due to excessive use of Internet. The internet dependency in US hikes up to 73%.
Internet addicts in this country are about 3% of the total population, which is around 1 million people. The Internet dependency here is 73%. Children are sent to special camps to get rid of Internet addiction.
Interesting news about China’s internet addiction came up that children were wearing nappies so that they do not have to get up for a toilet break. As a result, the internet dependency hin China rises up to 77%. Now you know the extent of Internet usage and conditions of China.
British people tend to increase 20 minutes more than the average time in the world online. The internet addiction in England is at an alarming stage. Ranked as the second country, England has the Internect dependency of 78%.
India is soon going to have half-a-billion Internet users, which is the largest number in the world. Leaving all other countries behind, India tops the list with the Internet dependency of 82%. Availability of affordable mobile phones and low-cost internet services has increased the number of Internet addicts in India. Here is a list of 5 most strange internet mysteries.
The Internet has surely reduced efforts of the mankind, but are we using it for what it is actually meant for?