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Social challenge: A few days ago in Deoria, UP, a boy who is fond of PUBG game killed a six-year-old boy to implicate his grandfather. In Madhya Pradesh, grandson stole thousands of rupees from grandfather. At the same time, a 16-year-old boy killed his mother in Lucknow. Experts believe that these incidents are the main reason for violent behavior among children and teenagers due to the use of online games, social networks and hours of internet.
- n Studies show that three out of 10 children who are active on social media suffer from depression, fear, anxiety along with irritability. Some don’t feel like studying, others can’t even eat without a phone.
- According to the Bangalore-based National Institute of Mental Research and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), 73% of children in the country are mobile users. Of these, 30% suffer from psychosis.
- n New Delhi’s AIIMS psychiatrist Dr Yatan Pal Singh says 15 to 16 children come to him for counseling in a month, of whom up to 90% have a moderate and chronic illness. That is, the symptoms are visible as the third or fourth stage.
Online Addiction: Symptoms
- If someone spends a lot of time in front of the screen, it is a big symptom.
- loss of performance, irritability, insomnia, loss of patience, anger.
Cases of cyberbullying are also coming to AIIMS clinic, girls are the most victims, one in 10 teenagers is a victim of cyberbullying.
According to a study by Child Rights and You (CRY), one in 10 teenagers in metropolitan cities like Delhi are victims of cyberbullying.
Cases of cyberbullying increased
the conviction rate has decreased
According to NIMHANS, an average of 10 cases of social media addiction, including those under the age of 12, reach psychiatrists across the country every week.
Cyberbullying: Most girls on target
Every Saturday cases of cyber bullying come to Delhi AIIMS clinics. Most of them are college girls. According to the study Online Study and Internet Addiction, more than 50% of cases of cyberbullying are not reported because girls cannot share their problems and little by little they start to suffer from depression.
From here the concern of children begins
- Worried about not being tagged on the social platform, being removed from the WhatsApp group, not getting more likes or shares on the post.
- Check your phone frequently. See other people’s posts on social networks and trust in this world.
Ask yourself this question…
- Are you spending hours on online video sites?
- Don’t feel like studying or doing any work?
- Lose patience quickly. Do you get angry to talk?
- If the answer is yes, be careful.
First clinic in the country at NIMHANS
The country’s first clinic has been started at NIMHANS for the counseling of children and teenagers addicted to the Internet.
On average, a child has a smartphone by the age of 10 in the country. Of these, 50% of children start using social networks at the age of 12. – Dr. Dinakaran, NIMHANS