One in three ‘overwhelmed by technology’


Matt Warman
London Telegraph
July 6, 2011

New communications technology makes one in three people feel ‘overwhelmed’, according to a new study from Cambridge University.

The eight-month research project, which also examined other countries, found that while Britons overwhelmingly viewed new technology such as mobile phones and social networks as a positive thing, 38 per cent of 10-14 year olds felt that too much of it could be upsetting; 34 per cent of 25-34 reported feeling similarly.

Young people, however, did not say that they favoured digital communication over face-to-face. While 65 per cent of adults said they preferred communicating in person, the same was also true for 64 per cent of children.

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