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For these 3 reasons you should turn off your cell phone every week

2022-12-30T13:03:16.044Z


For these 3 reasons you should turn off your cell phone every week Created: 12/30/2022 13:56 By: Stella Henrich Most consumers now own smartphones - some even use them 24/7. There are three arguments for simply switching off the devices. Munich - That's true, those who wanted to save electricity have repeatedly switched off their electronic devices at home in recent weeks. No television was on


For these 3 reasons you should turn off your cell phone every week

Created: 12/30/2022 13:56

By: Stella Henrich

Most consumers now own smartphones - some even use them 24/7.

There are three arguments for simply switching off the devices.

Munich - That's true, those who wanted to save electricity have repeatedly switched off their electronic devices at home in recent weeks.

No television was on, no play station, not even the radio was turned on.

The numerous power banks for the smartphones were no longer charged either.

Some consumers were quiet and contemplative in their own four walls before Christmas.

The high prices for energy are obviously contributing to a change in consumer behavior.

And some do well.

Because for many people, the many technical achievements have now become an addiction.

The best example is the cell phone.

Lots of people are on their smartphones around the clock, chatting with the whole world via WhatsApp and constantly exchanging useful and useless stuff via Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.

Even when eating together in the pub, people type, email and chat or search the search engine for the latest rumor.

Your own meal goes viral on Facebook.

The overfilled garbage can or the "greatest shopping list" is quickly posted on Twitter for posterity.

Some users even use their cell phones to document their visit to the toilet.

Has modern man made himself a prisoner of the digital world?

Most young people in this country have their own mobile phone.

(Iconic image) © Manuel Geisser/imago

Mobile phone use: Switch off your smartphone every now and then

Are we all addicted to cell phones now?

According to American studies, anyone who uses their cell phone more than 60 times a day is considered addicted to a cell phone.

About 176 million people worldwide are said to be affected, reports the health

portal Healthrise

.

From old to young - all people are among them.

Cell phone addiction is mainly noticeable because users are afraid of missing something.

Every new post, trend or clip needs to be seen, liked and shared.

The smartphone should actually be a useful everyday helper that you can put down without a care.

If you ask psychologists, for example, there are

three main reasons

that speak in favor of switching off the device every now and then.

  • Security -

    Protection of your own privacy

  • Sustainability -

    protect the device battery

  • Health -

    concentrated work

Mobile phone use: security, sustainability, health

According to Focus

, even the American secret service NSA recommends

that users of smartphones

turn off their cell phones once a week for

security reasons.

This prevents hackers from being able to steal information from the smartphone without hindrance.

And like a computer or laptop, only necessary updates take place on the cell phone when it is restarted.

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From a technical point of view, it is also worthwhile for users to switch off their smartphones regularly.

If you shut down the device overnight, you not only protect the device's lithium-ion battery, but also contribute to a longer service life of the mobile phone - in the spirit of

sustainability

.

Almost all children between the ages of 6 and 18 use a smartphone

The spread of smartphones 

 reached a new high in

2022 .

According to a representative

Bitkom survey

, 83 percent of 

people

 in Germany aged 16 and over use a 

smartphone

.

That corresponds to around 57.4 million users.

Almost all children and young people between the ages of 6 and 18 (98 percent) use a smartphone or tablet.

Even the youngest between 6 and 9 years (95 percent) use at least one of these two devices.

With these or other devices, Germany's children and young people aged 6 and over spend an average of almost two hours (111 minutes) online every day.

According to their own statements, many children and young people pay attention to their privacy.

69 percent of 10 to 18 year olds who use at least one social network know how they can actively change their privacy settings there.

Source: Result of a representative study commissioned by the digital association Bitkom June 9, 2022

Of course, it is also no secret that the frequent use of smartphones, including cell phone addiction, can also have

health consequences

.

Many users complain about a lack of concentration - such as, according to

Focus

, a student at the International School of Management in Hamburg.

Only after she took a break from her smartphone while writing her thesis was the young woman able to concentrate better on her work and even relax at the end.

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Source: merkur

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