“Fear Unveiled: Nomophobia’s Toll”

No Mobile Phone Phobia

Did you know that excessive use of mobile phones is becoming a significant issue among children and adolescents? It’s called phone addiction, or Nomophobia/No Mobile Phone Phobia, and it can have serious consequences on their health and social life. Spending too much time on their phones can affect their physical, mental, and social well-being.

It’s important to limit screen time and encourage healthy habits for a better quality of life.

Risks associated with the usage of mobile phones in children and adolescents are :

1. Social isolation:

  • Excessive phone usage can lead to social isolation
  • Decrease face-to-face interactions
  • Deepen feelings of being alone.

2. Sleep deprivation:

  • Exposure to phones and gaming through mobile phones causes sleep deprivation and other sleep disorders.

3. Physical health:

  • Prolonged phone use can contribute to a sedentary lifestyle
  • Increase the risk of obesity
  • Poor posture, and eye problems.

4. Cognitive development:

  • Excessive usage of phones can cause cognitive distortion
  • Affect cognitive processes in children
  • Declines in attention span, memory, and problem-solving skills.

5. Addiction:

  • Phone addiction becomes like substance abuse and has a significant impact on a child’s life

 

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