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Half of surveyed students admit phone addiction
    2016-09-07  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    Nan Ding, a university student in Inner Mongolia, checks her phone as the first thing she does in the morning to see if she has missed any calls, text messages or updates from her friends on WeChat.

    Like Nan, a great number of university students admit that they are dependent on their mobile phones.

    Over half of the 1,937 university students surveyed about their summer holidays said they spent most of their vacation at home, playing on their smartphones, China Youth Daily reported.

    A survey initiated by a media alliance of Chinese universities got thousands of current students to fill out surveys on how they spent their summer holidays. As much as 55.06 percent of the surveyed people said they played on their phones for most of the time.

    The poll also showed that only 36.29 percent of the students were satisfied with how they had spent their summer holidays.

    Nan said she kept checking her phone even during her internship and she would never turn off her phone.

    “One thing I fear the most is a power cut at home because my world literally goes dark if my phone runs out of battery,” said Nan.

    The students that admitted having a phone addiction said the coming of summer vacation did not help them shift focus from their phones.

    What’s more, nearly 31.9 percent of the students said they became more addicted to their phones during the holidays.

    A student from a university in Sichuan Province, Li Yuanzhe, said that he kept his phone on him from eight to 14 hours every day. He checked his phone mainly to communicate with friends and to keep himself updated with the latest news.

    Cao Guodong, a college teacher from the school of journalism and communication at a university in Inner Mongolia, said that phone addiction is a social phenomenon that has cast great influence on the entire society.

    From the perspective of mass communication, mobile technology has both merits and drawbacks in terms of social transformation.

    “If the students are spending more time on the phones, then they would definitely spend less time reading, communicating with their friends face-to-face and doing sports, which would undermine both their mental and physical health,” said Cao.

    (Zhang Qian)

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