People 'living online' are 'risking' mental health, say addiction experts

One in three has an internet-based addiction

Adam Saville
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“Unfortunately with internet addiction, we fear the worst is yet to come, especially for our younger and future generations,” Eytan Alexander, UKAT CEO
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“Unfortunately with internet addiction, we fear the worst is yet to come, especially for our younger and future generations,” Eytan Alexander, UKAT CEO

UK ranked third highest in EU for internet usage, ONS report shows

According to the Office for National Statistics' annual Internet Users in the UK 2019 report, 99% of adults aged 16 to 44 years used the internet recently, while 95% of all adults aged 16 to 74 have been online. The report reveals that the UK is 10% above the EU average of internet users of 85%, with only Luxembourg and Denmark showing higher proportions - 98% and 97% respectively. The number of adults having never used the internet is decreasing - from 8.4% in 2018 to 7.5% in 2019 - said the...

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