How bad is the addiction to digital devices?

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The Vice President, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu today called for creating awareness among youngsters on addiction to digital devices. He emphasized the need to refrain them from getting addicted to digital devices like mobile phones.

Interacting with achievers from different fields — writers, educators, social workers, an entrepreneur, and a mountaineer in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, he said children and young adults need to be cautioned against the constant use of digital devices and over-dependence on the internet. “It will kill creativity and original thinking”, he added.

The Vice President urged celebrities in different fields to take the lead in educating youngsters about various social evils like gender discrimination and drug addiction. They should also be made aware of the adverse effects of climate change and the need to protect nature and water bodies.

He also wanted Indian sports like Kabaddi to be encouraged. Stressing the need for youth to be physically fit, he said COVID-19 has taught the importance of physical fitness. “One can be mentally alert if one is physically fit”, he said.

Shri Naidu also stressed the importance of inculcating an attitude of “sharing and caring” among youngsters. He said, “Share and care is the core of Indian philosophy “.

Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Brig (Dr) B.D. Mishra (Retd.), Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Shri Pema Khandu, and others were present at the event.

Addiction to digital devices among children

Today we will not answer this question that the use of digital devices by children is good or bad. We will leave it to you to decide it yourself.

Digital addiction is a chronic dysfunction of the brain that craves digital devices or digital technology without realizing the negative ramification of its excessive usages. Many studies have shown that usages of technology by children has increased significantly, especially because of the COVID pandemic. The school students have no other choice but to use the digital platform for studies. We have to decide how much of its use is not going the impact their health.

So try to find out yourself whether your child is addicted to digital devices and what could be the impact of this on his/her life? This is a question whose answer you should find. Talk to your friends, school teachers, and try searching on the internet about digital devices addiction among children.

We would appreciate it if schools can think about something that can reduce the school student’s time on digital platforms for learning.

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