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Study reveals most Brits need a 'digital detox'

Study reveals most Brits need a 'digital detox'
18 Feb 2013

Almost half of Britons admit to having held conversations with someone in the same house using a phone or computer.

The Halifax Insurance Digital Home Index also revealed that 73% of people would struggle to go for 24 hours without using digital technology, the Daily Mail reports.

Twice as many people said they were more concerned about losing their phone than an engagement or wedding ring.

The difficulty faced in switching off from emails and social media has led to the development of 'digital detox' holidays.
BBC producer Stuart Hughes went on one in the wilderness of Ontario, Canada last year.

'I … had stored up timeless memories, perhaps made all the more precious by the fact they were personal and private, not tweeted, texted or emailed with my social network,' he said afterwards.

'I now plan to make my personal reboot an annual event - a once-yearly opportunity to … reassess what's really important.'

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