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Children Showing Signs of Addiction to Tablets

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LONDON, UK – In what could be an aftermath of the recent technological revolution, there is a rising concern that children are getting addicted to electronic gadgets.

Experts believe that prolonged tablet computer usage by toddlers will increase the risk of addiction to a great extent.

A four year-old girl from the UK is now being treated for technology addiction. Her parents mentioned that the toddler has been using the iPad for about three or four hours per day. The usage escalated day by day and she became increasingly inconsolable when the device was removed from her.

It is also believed that there could be many more technology addicts in the above mentioned age group. When the gadgets were taken away from them, kids showed withdrawal symptoms similar to that of alcoholics or heroin addicts.

Kids have easy access to electronic gadgets now more than ever. This alarming trend is becoming an increasing concern among parents. However, parents seem unable to stop this even after realizing that their kids spend too much time on smart devices.

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By , International Correspondent, Chennai office

Published on May 2nd, 2013 GMT +2


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