New Delhi: 23 per cent of children in the country use smartphones before going to bed, according to an observation. The National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights recently conducted a study on the physical, behavioral and psycho-social consequences of the use of mobile phones and other devices by children with internet access, for which 5,000 children from all rural and urban areas of the country were sampled.

According to the study, 23.80 percent of children use smartphones while in bed before bed, and the proportion increases with age; This has adverse effects on children.
Using a smart phone at the wrong time can have a detrimental effect on children’s health. One such result is a decrease in concentration levels in children. According to the study, 37.15% of children experience a decrease in concentration due to regular or frequent use of smart phones.

According to the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights, based on the findings of the study, it is recommended that a large portion of the land be reserved as a playground for children, which will encourage children to participate in various sports. Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani gave this information in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.


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