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3 Signs Your Child is Addicted to Gadgets
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Monday, 04 December, 2017 | 17:44 WIB
3 Signs Your Child is Addicted to Gadgets

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - It is common for us nowadays to see a child playing with various electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, tablets, or laptops. 

Despite numerous criticisms towards parents who teach their kids about technology as early as possible, hundreds of mobile apps are available for kids under the age of five. 

According to a research published in the psychology of popular media culture, the strongest factor that can predict social or emotional problems related to gadget dependency is the way a child operates electronic gadgets and not the duration of use.

The latest study proves that it is not about the number of hours, but whether the use of gadgets has causes problems in other aspects of life. 

Listed below are the three characteristics of a child being addicted to gadgets:

1. Kids are deemed addicted to a gadget when their dependency towards it disrupts their daily activities.

2. The use of gadgets sparks conflicts for the child itself or the whole family in general.

3. Gadget has become the only source of activity that can make kids happy.

It is time for you to act when your child shows the symptoms above. 


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