Combating Mobile Phone Addiction in Children
With the average number of technological gadgets in each house being higher than six, children never have to go beyond their house to be addicted to a substance. And in a world, that’s changing drastically every day, this substance has become more and more easily available and everyone is embracing it without thinking about the repercussions. Needless to say, this substance is a Mobile Phone.
After years of Independence, humans have to make sure that they do not fall into their own traps and become prisoners to this cage of Mobile phones.
What does Phone Addiction do to your Brain?
From games that required physical efforts, the favorite games of children have changed to ones on their smartphones, iPads, laptops, etc. When parents don’t try to stop this, what they’re really doing is not realizing that Phone addiction can actually turn out to be stronger than addiction to cocaine. When one uses too much of their cell phones, the brain senses this activity as something pleasurable as a result of which the receptors craves more of it, thus making us addicts in the truest sense. Moreover, the release of melatonin is reduced with increased usage, which worsens a person’s health and causes certain problems that are similar to cocaine or drugs addiction. It can also cause loss of sleep, that is, insomnia.