Mobile Screen Addiction: The Evidence of the Negative Effects on Children’s Health

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Mobile screen addiction is a topic that has been covered extensively in the media, and there are many people who are concerned about the effects of screens on children. There are many different opinions about how screens affect children’s health, but there is a lot of evidence to support the theory that screens can be very detrimental to their well-being.

Apps are Designed to Keep You Hooked

Apps are designed to keep you hooked. The design of the app is key in this. It’s important to understand that there are some apps that are designed to be addictive, while others just happen to be addictive by accident.

The game Candy Crush, which was designed with features like getting stuck on a level and having a countdown timer that makes players feel like they have to play again quickly or they will lose their progress.

The Link Between Cell Phone Use and Mental Health Problems in Teenagers

Mental health problems are not just about psychiatric disorders. They also include emotional, social, and behavioral problems.

Excessive cell phone use can lead to mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, sleep deprivation and addiction.

In recent years, research has shown that there is a direct link between cell phone use and mental health problems in teenagers. The article mentions that excessive cell phone use can lead to mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, sleep deprivation and addiction.

How to Know if Your Child’s Screen Time is Too Much?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends no more than one hour of screen time per day. But, it’s not always easy to know if you child is spending too much time in front of a screen.

.According to a study in Tunisia, screen time in children between the ages of 5 and 12 has increased by 111%.

According to experts, phones and tablets are increasing the dryness of the eyes, redness, and tension in them. But the most dangerous thing is that the mental state of showing a scene by combining the reflections of both eyes is affected.

Conclusion – The Rise of Mobile Screen Addiction in Children and Steps Parents Should Take To Limit Exposure to Screens

The rise of mobile screen addiction in children is an alarming trend that needs to be addressed with immediate effect. Parents need not wait for their kids to become addicted before taking action. The sooner they start, the better it will be for their kids.



3rd Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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