Risk of digital addiction among children and adolescents during COVID-19 pandemic: Concerns, caution, and way out

  • Tanu Gupta
  • Mukesh Kumar Swami
  • Naresh Nebhinani

Abstract

With the advancement of science, technology is gradually occupying a larger space in our life. During COVID-19 pandemic, technology has come up as a "saviour" as it helped us to remain connected and accessible to the people around us. However, the ongoing pandemic has also become a significant contributor towards raised digital addiction among youth. Digital addiction can manifest as excessive engagement with online games, social media, or porn. It can have various forms such as cyber-sexual addiction, gaming addiction, cyber relationship addiction, information overload, etc.

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2020-06-28
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