A recent study has found that children who use smartphones for extended periods may experience mental health issues. The study, which was conducted by researchers at a prominent university, suggests that excessive use of smartphones by children may lead to anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems.
The study involved a survey of over 1,000 children aged between 10 and 15 years old. The researchers found that children who spent more than three hours a day on their smartphones were more likely to report feelings of anxiety and depression compared to those who used their phones less frequently.
The study’s findings highlight the need for parents and caregivers to monitor their children’s smartphone usage and limit the amount of time they spend on these devices. It is also important for parents to talk to their children about the potential risks associated with excessive smartphone use and encourage them to engage in other activities that promote mental and physical health.
The study has sparked concerns among experts, who say that the overuse of smartphones by children is a growing public health concern. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents limit their children’s screen time to no more than two hours per day, but many children exceed this limit.
Re-reported from the story originally published in The Times of India