Smartphone Usage and the Addiction Behavior among Children – A Global Study

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Seetharaman R, Rajeswari PS


The root causes and consequences of children's smartphone addiction were analysed in this study. The precursors of smartphone addiction among children were separated using childrenand parental characteristics.Children are probably to become hooked to smartphones whilethe education, income, age of the parents is greater, the lengthier their parents use smartphones, the more lenient their parenting style is, and the better their attitudes toward smartphones are in a dual-income home. Young children, fewer brothers and sisters, and attending an educational institution all indicate smartphone addiction.Children those who are addicted to their smartphones are having issues with their intellectual and physical growth. Consequences and additional research  areproposed based on the conceptual model.

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