Mobile phones are distracting during catch ups

A survey has found that mobile phones can often be a big distraction for people catching up with their friends.

It found that eight out of ten Australians would be bothered if their friends took or made calls, sent texts, checked Facebook or surfed the internet during a get together.

However, the same amount of people revealed in the study commissioned by the Cancer Council NSW that they were guilty of doing the exact same things.

It found that 72 per cent of 18 to 34-year-olds are more likely to get their mobile phones out during dinner than their older counterparts.

A psychologist in the UK Dr Aric Sigman recently claimed that parents who spend their time glued to their mobile phones are guilty of neglect towards their children.

Chief executive officer of the Cancer Council NSW Andrew Penman added: “These days it's so easy to get caught up in our busy schedules and preoccupied with mobile phones and our online worlds but we shouldn't take time spent with our loved ones for granted.”

Posted by Claire Marshall

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