Hyderabad: The coronavirus crisis has brought unprecedented changes in people’s lives. Due to the coronavirus fear most of the people were passing the time in their homes which led to 2 out of every 3 smartphone users becoming addicted to the cell.
The Norton Lifelock – cyber security organization – has conducted a cyber safety survey across the world wherein 66% Indians took part in the survey.
In addition to the work and education, 82% participants admitted to pass 4.4 hours more online.
The online survey was conducted where 1000 Indians took part.
In the survey, out of every 10 persons, 8 admitted that they remain online in addition to their work and education for more time due to which 74% admitted that their physical health is being affected while 55% admitted that their mental health is at risk.
About 76% told that they have decreased their online time to go out to meet their friends.
The survey also threw up some more interesting facts. About 82% acknowledged that the password is the name of their wives, children, or their date of births.
Those who make names as passwords constitute 68% of this survey. While 58% of those surveyed said that they made their date of birth as passwords.
As for the Wi-Fi router, 72% said that they change their routers’ password once a year while 26% said they change their routers’ password once a month. And 9% said that they do not change routers’ passwords.
About 85% of those participating in the survey said that they have never spoken about cyber safety with their children.
About 75% admitted that it is difficult for them to save their children from online risks and 80% said that it is necessary to provide cyber safety information to their children.