Child Psychology and Behaviour

Gadget Addiction in Teenagers

Richa Aggarwal
11 to 16 years

Created by Richa Aggarwal
Updated on Sep 18, 2020

Reviewed by Expert panel

Gadget addiction is the use of gadgets to the point where it starts to negatively affect health and wellbeing. It affects teenagers and children the most.


If you have to handle a teenager, you have to be very calm, composed and patient. Life of a teenage parent can be tough.The way they answer back, it can get really difficult for parents. Teenagers like to stay in their isolation as there is change in their hormones. During teenage years, they grow mentally and physically. So, you have to be very careful while handling them.


Gadget addiction is no surprise in todays time and age. However, if most of their time goes on gadgets, television and computers, it can affect their concentration and can also deprive them of their sleep. Addiction to gadgets can greatly reduce the much-needed family time. 


The increased use of screen use can have both physical and mental health outcomes. Studies have shown that higher levels of screen use is linked with reduced physical activity and increased risk of depression, and lower well-being.


Few things that parents can do


  1. Set an example yourself. Leave your mobile, tablet, and laptop aside for a few hours every day. 

  2. Encourage outdoor activities

  3. Spend family time that is relaxing and fun 

  4. Don’t get naggy instead have healthy conversations

Watch this as Psychologist Richa Aggarwal talks of Gadget Addiction in Teenagers, parenting a teenager and what parents can do.

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This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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