Gadget addiction causes rage and tantrums

ADDICTION to gadgets is a serious problem among children today, with even those as young as two exposed to screen time on a daily basis.

The Ministry of Health on its facebook page notes that gadget addiction can happen in children as young as three years old. The ministry outlines the warning signs of gadget addiction as:

*Lack of interest in other activities

*Speech delay

*Tantrums/rage when denied gadgets

* Lack of interaction with others

Mitigating steps parents can take to address this issue include:

*Not allowing any gadget use among children aged two years and below.

*Limiting gadget use to only an hour a day for children aged 2-5 years.

*Encouraging more outdoor activities.


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