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Student 'addiction' to technology 'similar to drug cravings', study finds

Publié par Clifford Armion le 04/08/2011

Andrew Hough

"Researchers found nearly four in five students had significant mental and physical distress, panic, confusion and extreme isolation when forced to unplug from technology for an entire day.

"They found college students at campuses across the globe admitted being addicted to modern technology such as mobile phones, laptops and television as well as social networking such as Facebook and Twitter.

"A clear majority" of almost 1,000 university students, interviewed at 12 campuses in 10 countries, including Britain, America and China, were unable to voluntarily avoid their gadgets for one full day, they concluded.

"The University of Maryland research described students' thoughts in vivid detail, in which they admit to cravings, anxiety attacks and depression when forced to abstain from using media."

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"Student 'addiction' to technology 'similar to drug cravings', study finds", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2011. Consulté le 05/03/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/student-addiction-to-technology-similar-to-drug-cravings-study-finds