Children today are spending long hours focused on gadget screens. This could lead to sleep and food avoidance. The screen world is quite different from the real world and problems can develop if the virtual becomes their reality. Much like internet addiction, specialists have flagged this “screen time” phenomenon as a worldwide clinical disorder to the point that it is now being treated in rehabilitation centers.
This article explores the negative effects of the virtual world in detail. It also explains how children are using technology as a substitute for actual interaction, and how this is also becoming a hazard for older children.
Read the full article NY Times Blog.