So we have been throwing the word around a lot – FOBO. So what does it actually mean???
FOBO stands for Fear of Being Offline. This concept also includes the other acronym PSA/SSA, which is Phone Separation Anxiety and Smartphone Separation Anxiety.
These have been linked to this new psychological problem called nomophobia. Nomophobia is academically defined as a “discomfort or anxiety when out of mobile phone (MP) or computer contact. It is the fear of becoming technologically incommunicable, distant from the MP or not connected to the Web”.
Or for a simplier definition – from no and mo(bile) + phobia
Or to just go with trusty Urban Dictionary
This issue is serious as it is being recognised as a serious mental health issue as if you are too dependent or addicted to your phone. You can potentially risk having psychological and cognitive problems, such as social anxiety, psychiatric mental disorders and panic disorders.
Now this isn’t to scare you! But to inform you and help you.
x BL x