Teens' screen addiction

Friday, 26 May 2023

A large number of teenagers in Bangladesh are addicted to their screens including mobile phone, laptop and television. On an average, they spend around 5-6 hours a day on digital devices. This addiction is leading to a range of issues, including sleep disorders, anxiety, depression and social isolation. This is also affecting academic performance, with students reporting difficulty in concentrating and retaining information. Some of the reasons behind this growing addiction include easy access to digital devices, social media platforms and online games.
To combat this problem, we need a multi-faceted approach. We need to raise awareness about the negative effects of screen addiction on physical and mental health. Educational institutions, parents and the media can play a vital role in educating children and teenagers about the dangers of excessive screen time.
Afroza Sheikh,
Dania, Dhaka,
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