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There may be many things that lead to technology addiction in children. It depends on the child, their personality and their life circumstances.
Here are some things that may put a child at risk of technology addiction:
It's normal for kids to experience mood changes and to lose interest in things they used to enjoy.
But when these things seem unusual or concerning to you, it could mean something more.
Here are some things to look out for:
Dishonesty about technology use
Disruption in daily activities and routines
Difficulties concentrating in school
Changes in mood (increased irritability, anger and anxiety)
Decrease in personal hygiene including sleep patterns
Strong emotional response when unable to have access to technology
If you feel like technology is becoming an issue for your kids, it’s important to get help:
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