Nomophobia – Most of Us Fear Not Have Our Cellphone
You may have experienced fear or anxiety when you can't find your phone at your home and no is there with you to call it for you - or the dreaded "phone on silent" so you won't hear it ring anyways. These scenarios can cause a lot of stress on someone.
Well you are not alone and you might have what is called Nomphobia; the fear of being without a mobile phone. Over a fifth of the population suffers from it in fact.
A study finds very sad statistics when it comes to mobile phone use which has created this new(er) phobia. Woman are 17% more likely to suffer from Nomophobia then men with the reasoning being they worried about being "out of mobile phone contact."
The study of 1,000 people also found out:
- 1/5 of mobile users check their email while lying in bed
- 1/4 of mobile user consult their phone while on a (dinner) date
- Only 50% have actually secured their device with a password or passcode
By the way, if you every lose your phone at home and no one is there to call it for you. There is a great and handy little website called "Where's My Cellphone?". You type in your number and in a matter of seconds the website calls your phone