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International Journal of Home Science

2022, VOL. 8 ISSUE 3, PART C

Endangered childhood: Impact of smart phone on children

Author(s): Aditi Mondal
Abstract:
Social change is an alteration in the social order of a society. Human development and social change entail the major socio – political and technological changes that have taken place around the world. One of the most common of such changes is the growth in the use of smart phone that has resulted in certain serious and devastating effect on children.
Due to lack of good parenting time, children today are engaged more and more in electronic gadgets, especially on smart phones rather than depending on friends or outdoor games for recreation. Instrumental aggression is the most common type of aggression in childhood.
In India, almost 9 out of 10 children now have smart phones. Smart phones are psychologically addictive. Some children are so obsessed that they are simply unable to stay without the smart phone for a moment. Evidence suggests that smart phone cause disrupted sleep, low self- esteem, depression and higher rates of attempted suicide. A study reveals that children who used their smart phones for three or more hours in a day were 1/3 more likely to feel hopeless or consider suicide, rising to nearly ½ times in the case of those who used such devices for five or more hours a day. It is the duty of parents to realise how dangerous smart phones are for their children and to take necessary action to safeguard them.
Pages: 160-162  |  20 Views  3 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Aditi Mondal. Endangered childhood: Impact of smart phone on children. Int J Home Sci 2022;8(3):160-162. DOI: 10.22271/23957476.2022.v8.i3c.1367
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