Ofcom have discovered that UK internet users have had too much internet and have decided to take “digital detox”.
The regulator’s survey found out that 34% of internet users have stayed clear of the web for up to a month, while 59% of those surveyed have admitted they are addicted to their devices, with a third of them saying they find it difficult to disconnect.
The study surveyed 2,025 adults and 500 teens, of which one quarter said they had been late for school because they had been online, while six in ten revealed they had neglected school work.
When it came to adults, it was discovered that four in ten felt they we’re ignored by a friend or family member who was using their smart device.
According to the research an average of 25 hours were spent online by adults, and 43% said they check apps more than 10 times per day.
The study also concluded that by the end of 2015, 9.2 million fixed broadband connections were superfast and 4G accounted for almost half of all mobile subscriptions.