These days our children are exposed to an overwhelming amount of media. A growing number of social media sites, a cool new TV series every season, and enough video games to keep them busy for a lifetime! Problem? Some say so…
A new study from the University of Maryland finds that students are hooked on social media and cellphones, describing withdrawals in terms similar to those used by drug and alcohol addicts. That’s right… addicts!
The study from the International Center for Media and the Public Agenda, “24 Hours: Unplugged,” asked 200 students on the campus to give up all media for a full day and blog on private websites about their experience. Student reaction showed addiction-like withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, misery, and being jittery, the authors wrote.
How would your kids react if you took media away indefinitely? Would they go through withdraws? It may be time to intervene … The Mikko Que can help you establish more balance in your home by providing a time management solution.
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