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Study Shows 6 Out of 10 Toddlers Use Smartphones

Study Shows 6 Out of 10 Toddlers Use Smartphones

 SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that 6 out of 10 South Korean children under the age of 6 use smartphones, and the age at which children start using smartphones is steadily decreasing. The Barun ICT Research Center at Yonsei University conducted a study on 602 participants with children between [...]

Study Says Girls More Prone to Smartphone Addiction than Boys

Study Says Girls More Prone to Smartphone Addiction than Boys

SEOUL, Jun. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Girls are twice as prone to smartphone addiction than boys, likely because they use more social networking and messaging services, according to research results released Tuesday. The conclusions of a study team from Ewha Womans University in Seoul were that students who were female, consumed alcohol, had lower academic [...]

New App Combats Smartphone Addiction Among Youth

New App Combats Smartphone Addiction Among Youth

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) announced yesterday the development of a smartphone application that will foster the prevention of smartphone addiction in youth. One function of the application locks the screen of the smartphone when a young user is walking while using the device. The service will initiate today. [...]

People with Depression More Likely to Be Hooked on Smartphones

People with Depression More Likely to Be Hooked on Smartphones

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Research has successfully linked one of modern life’s social ills, smartphone addiction, with poor mental health in the form of depression, anxiety and high levels of stress. The study, published in the “Journal of Mental Health”, was conducted by the Seoul National University College of Medicine. A total of [...]

South Koreans Unplug With a Digital Detox

South Koreans Unplug With a Digital Detox

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – With a significant number of South Koreans feeling overwhelmed and stressed out by an overload of mobile messages and incessant social media notifications, temporarily shutting off from the social media world, also known as a ‘digital detox’, is becoming a popular coping mechanism. Data released on Monday by AI-based big [...]

Smartphone Use and Walking an Increasingly Dangerous Mix

Smartphone Use and Walking an Increasingly Dangerous Mix

SEOUL, July. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — With over seven in 10 people using a smartphone, it’s not a rare sight in South Korea to see pedestrians walking down the street blissfully oblivious to their surroundings, or a subway train carriage packed with commuters completely immersed in what’s on their phone screen. Though it might seem [...]

Smartphone Addiction among Young Women Reaches ‘Serious’ Levels

Smartphone Addiction among Young Women Reaches ‘Serious’ Levels

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Addiction to smartphones has reached “serious” levels for young South Korean women, with singles being more susceptible to problems, state data showed Sunday.  According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare that checked 5,102 adults over 18 from July through December of 2016, 24.5 percent of women between 18 [...]