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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 [...]

Smartphone Addiction Leads to Suicidal Thoughts among Teenagers

Smartphone Addiction Leads to Suicidal Thoughts among Teenagers

SEOUL, Jan.18 (Korea Bizwire) – A new study indicates that adolescents who are addicted to smartphones have more suicidal thoughts. Research on the relationship between smartphone addiction and depression among adolescents has been conducted in the past, but the new study marks the first time that smartphone addiction has been tied to suicidal thoughts. Professor [...]

Controlling Parents Drive Children to Smartphone Addiction

Controlling Parents Drive Children to Smartphone Addiction

SEOUL, Jan.4 (Korea Bizwire) – Research has revealed that if parents listen to their kids and allow them to take care of themselves, their children will have a lower tendency to become addicted to smartphone use. According to a report entitled ‘Influence of Parenting on Adolescent Smartphone Addiction’ by Professors Mun Doo-sik and Choi Eun-sil [...]