Researcher Ike Picone in 'Peeters & Pichal' about smartphone stress

Are you lost without your smartphone? You have a panic attack when you realize you have left your smartphone at home? You are not alone, and in fact you could be suffering from smartphone stress.

This Sunday the ‘ikbenofflinedag’ takes place in the Netherlands. The purpose is to stay offline the whole day. A challenge to all smartphone users!

We feel the constant need to be connected with the world all the time and with that constant connection to technology comes the pressure to stay connected. It’s called ‘hyper-connectivity’. We can’t wake up or go to sleep without checking our email or Facebook.

Do we exaggerate? Dr Ike Picone (iMinds-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel) answered this question in the 'Peeters & Pichal' show on Radio 1.

Listen to the snippet (in Dutch)

Created by Evelien Rooms on 11/05/2012