Italy wants to treat phone addicts like drug addicts and send teens to rehab

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A politician from Italy’s hard-right governing party is pushing legislation to combat teens’ “addiction” to their phones.

The bill proposes courses in schools and a public awareness campaign, plus “re-education” in health centers for worst-case scenarios.

Oxford psychologist Andrew Przybylski said the proposed law was a bad idea, and pointed to tech “addiction boot-camps” in China.

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Nomophobia – A Whole New Reason to Panic

Nomophobia - A Whole New Reason to Panic

Anxiety is the affliction of life in the modern world. Now add to the stress list: “nomophobia”, the fear of being out of mobile phone contact.

Researchers in Britain have carried out a study and found that nomophobia is plaguing our 24/7 life — running out of battery or credit, losing one’s handset and not having network coverage “affects 53 per cent of mobile users”.


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