Kerala: The Kerala Police while creating awareness to the parents of children concerning the dangers of online games said Smartphones are under the control of children when learning at home during the lockdown. Along with the pros, there were naturally the disadvantages. Game addiction and screen addiction disorders are becoming a challenge not only for parents but also for the future of their children.
Many children and parents, who have lost money due to games, have mental problems and are behind in their studies. Just for fun, start playing the game first. Then play with the money. Eventually, children fall into addiction beyond repair. Many of these games are thought-provoking and can lead to violence in children. Such addictions can also lead to mental disorders in children. Not only do these affect children’s thoughts, Increases anger and irritability in children. Decreased focus on learning. And health problems such as headaches, neck pain, and eye problems. Intimacy with those around you diminishes. Gradually children slip into depression. These are the dangers of Online Games. Quit even the food and start playing the game. Always show eagerness to play the game. Even if you decide not to play, it is not possible. Feel angry when someone asks you to stop the game. Frustration even in previous hobbies. A state of not being able to focus on anything else. Choose a game to reduce stress when you have any problems or quarrel with friends. Parents and teachers need to pay attention to children’s phone use. Check search history. Spend time with the kids. Find time to play with them. Understand exactly what class time is. Be careful not to enter the phone when it is not necessary. Teachers make sure children are attending online classes. If not, notify parents. Keep them away from games whenever possible.
Or if you want to play the game, decide exactly when to play the game. Set an exact time limit. Minimize mobile phone use and find more time for other activities. Seek the help of parents or teachers if necessary to alleviate the mental stress of children, call the helpline of the Kerala Police ‘Chiri’ project: 9497900200. The number of callers with such problems is increasing day by day. Many psychologists, counselors, psychiatrists, elder mentors, and peer mentors are working under the scheme across the state.
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