The ‘Connected Man’ survey from AVG Technologies attempts to shed light on the impact of connected devices on the lifestyles of Australian males. Interestingly, among the findings was the revelation that men are nearly three times more likely than women to have content on their phones that they wouldn’t show their children. We wonder what they’re hiding?
The AVG Connected Lifestyle report surveyed 1098 men from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands along with 598 women with a focus on how connected devices affect their everyday lives. The survey found that women were more likely to read their partner’s emails or tech messages compared to men (25 per cent vs. 17 per cent). However, men were 2.5 times more likely than their partners to have content on their phones they wouldn’t allow their children to see.
Interestingly, the survey found that single men are more likely to use Facebook and Twitter to find out more about their dates than their female counterparts (35 per cent and 20 per cent, respectively). Personally, I suspect this may have more to do with checking out photos of their prospective squeeze than seeking out meaningful information. (Indeed, 45 per cent of Facebook trawlers didn’t even bother to look at their date’s “About” page.)
Predictably, 62 per cent said that their mobile devices made it harder to keep their home and work lives apart. 65 per cent reported that they considered security software to be the responsibility of their workplace for any BYO devices they used.
You can check out an infographic of the survey’s main findings below:
And now for the inevitable reader question: would you allow your child or the child of a relative to play with your tablet or smartphone? Is there anything on there that you wouldn’t want them to see? Tell us in the comments.