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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 [...]

New App Developed to Kick Smartphone Addiction

New App Developed to Kick Smartphone Addiction

DAEJEON, July 30 (Korea Bizwire)– An app that stops people from using their smartphones too much has been developed. Professor Lee Ui-jin and his team announced that they developed an app named ‘Lock n’LoL’ that will cut down the number of times one looks at their smartphone. The research team pointed out that alarm messages [...]

Gov’t Vows to Fight Teen Smartphone Addiction

Gov’t Vows to Fight Teen Smartphone Addiction

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The government said Monday it will take a set of measures to tackle the problem of smartphone addiction among adolescents that has been worsening in recent years. According to a survey commissioned by the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning, 29.2 percent of the adolescents were heavily dependent [...]

[Kobiz Stats] Smartphone Addiction Rate of Teens in Seoul

[Kobiz Stats] Smartphone Addiction Rate of Teens in Seoul

  [Related Article]  Greater Chances of Cyber-bullying among Smartphone-Dependent Teenagers (Korea Bizwire, April 9) The more teenagers are dependent on smartphones, the greater chances are that they will experience cyber-bullying. Also, more girls (22.8%) than boys (15.9%) and more senior students than juniors tend to be dependent on smartphones. (see the full text of this [...]

[Kobiz Stats] Ratio of Experiencing Cyber-Bullying and Cyber-Bullied

[Kobiz Stats] Ratio of Experiencing Cyber-Bullying and Cyber-Bullied

[Related Article]  Greater Chances of Cyber-bullying among Smartphone-Dependent Teenagers (Korea Bizwire, April 9) The more teenagers are dependent on smartphones, the greater chances are that they will experience cyber-bullying. Also, more girls (22.8%) than boys (15.9%) and more senior students than juniors tend to be dependent on smartphones. (see the full text of this news) [...]

Higher Chances of Cyber-bullying among Smartphone-Dependent Teenagers

Higher Chances of Cyber-bullying among Smartphone-Dependent Teenagers

SEOUL, Korea, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) – The more teenagers are dependent on smartphones, the higher chances are that they will experience cyber-bullying. Also, more girls (22.8%) than boys (15.9%) and more senior students than juniors tend to be dependent on smartphones. On April 8, the Seoul city government released data from a survey of [...]