Lifetime internet use could add up to 22 years of browsing

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A new study suggests that Canadians spend up to two full days a week on the Internet.

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In a lifetime, that’s 22 years of sailing.

On a daily basis, Canadians log on on average around 8:45 a.m. and do not log off until around 9:30 p.m.

This is the inside dish of the cybersecurity company NordVPNwhose recent study offers surprising insight into how Canadians spend their viewing and browsing time.

According to the studyCanadians spend a lot of their time online watching TV shows and movies on Netflix, Amazon Video or Hulu — on average nearly 9 hours a week.

Canadians also watch YouTube videos an average of six hours a week, and a third of those viewers take a screen into the bathroom with them.

(I guess it’s the same principle as having a magazine rack in there.)

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Another six hours and 22 minutes evaporate as people scroll through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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The vast majority of Canadians — 64.7% — say they depend on the Internet on a daily basis.

This increased a lot during the pandemic as people had to go online for school, banking, general shopping and grocery orders during shutdowns.

Daniel Markuson, digital privacy expert at NordVPN, said technology usage has increased for almost everyone during the pandemic.

“And while many of us try to balance our lives and reduce the hours spent online, we often face the impossible as we depend on the internet for both our work and the majority of our lives. our hobbies,” he said. .

Conducted by Norstat from June 22-30, 2021, the poll was based on responses from approximately 1,000 Canadians, aged 18-74.

In an older survey, NordVPN has checked how vulnerable various countries are to internet crime and scam. Unsurprisingly, Canada has a high cybercrime risk, but not high enough to make the top 10.

Developed countries are more at risk and time spent browsing has a lot to do with vulnerability to cybercrime.

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