Giving your Child a Smartphone is “Like Giving Them Drugs”
If you give your child a smartphone, it’s as if you give him drugs, says the leading research expert
Smartphones are similar to drugs. It may sound uncomfortable and terrible, but it’s the truth. If you give your child a smartphone, it’s like giving him drugs.
Millions of people spend their day searching through their newsfeed, hoping to find something “catchy” on Instagram or Facebook. Well, this “routine” can be as addictive as drugs and alcohol. Do you know that “dropping” these devices can cause similar withdrawal symptoms?
The situation is no longer funny or funny. It’s an addiction.
This dependence can affect children’s mental and physical health. Smartphone addiction can also affect your child’s academic success.
50% of teenagers use their phone regularly
Studies confirm that more than 50% of teenagers are addicted to their smartphone and they know it. About 84% of these teenagers said they could not spend a day without their smartphone. Impressive.
This addiction can lead to depression, anxiety, neck / wrist pain, sleep disturbances and feelings of insecurity.
Signs of smartphone addiction
How to know if someone is dependent on their phone? They check their phone again and again for no apparent reason and worry when they spend time outside their phone. Do you know that some people wake up in the middle of the night to check their phone? This leads to poor academic performance.
This addiction is treated like any other addiction, and “patients” are concerned with anger, depression, tension and agitation.
Parents lead their children
According to the journal Paediatrics Child Health, parents are the greatest example of their children. You can easily avoid this dependency: Do not use your phone that often all day. Your child does not look at you all the time and it’s a perfect example. Do not use your phone with meals.
Smartphones and tablets cause mental health issues in two-year-olds
About half of children who speak for 2 hours or more lose control and can not calm down easily. Children aged 2 to 5 must use a smartphone as this will affect their mental health.
Screens cause behavioral issues
The use of screens causes behavioral problems in children and adolescents. Spending four hours a day with a face glued to the screen makes teenagers controversial and anxious, and they will also lack curiosity. Remember that they are also less sociable.
Limit screen time
Children under 5 must use a smartphone for an hour. Children and school-age adolescents can talk for two hours.
Smartphones do more harm than good, but unfortunately some parents do not know it. Yes, smartphones help us communicate with our friends and family. However, if you use these devices too much, you may be worried and depressed. Limit the time spent in front of your screen and your children will follow your example. It’s that simple.