Gadget Addiction in Teenagers
Created by Richa Aggarwal Updated on Sep 18, 2020
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
Set an example yourself. Leave your mobile, tablet, and laptop aside for a few hours every day.
Encourage outdoor activities
Spend family time that is relaxing and fun
Don’t get naggy instead have healthy conversations
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