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Cell Phone Addiction – Breaking News – The Nation

ByCindy J. Daddario

May 19, 2022

The era of post-industrial industry is bombarded with smartphones that affect the health of young people, both physically and psychologically. Kids aged 6-10 have always got their hands on their phones, which can become addictive as they get older.

It’s exhausting to live without a smartphone in the 21st century where everything is automated. People’s addiction to their smartphones has reached such an intimidating level. Possible results of an addict losing their phone can be anxiety, depression, poor life management, and lack of discipline.

People have become robbed of their awareness and focus because of their smartphones. Many people can be found on different social media apps these days. People became detached from their families and stopped dedicating their time to their hobbies. The younger generation is no longer interested in old school games, exercise and games like hide and seek have completely lost their value. If parents don’t allow them access to their phones, they might become rebellious and unhappy because that’s all they’ve ever known, all they’ve ever known is a smartphone and phones. social media and a sudden change that can make them suicidal. Smartphones have been proven to increase cyber crime rates with many students or children committing suicide due to online bullying. Three girls are said to have run away in the past two days due to contact with people via their smartphones.

Smartphone use should be restricted and children under 18 should be banned from certain social media sites and apps. Parents should watch their children and encourage them to go out and play, and help them engage in activities that require endurance and make them more active.

Reliance on smartphones for news should be discouraged as it spreads misinformation. Appropriate campaigns should be carried out in order to educate young people on the seriousness of the situation and how the use of smartphones could potentially ruin their lives.

HABIBA ZAKIR,

Mardan.