Children below five more prone to internet addiction

In a report, Barnardo, a UK based Children’s charity has raised concerns of the growing trend of internet addiction among children aged five and below owing to their early access to electronic devices. With children substituting more and more family time to be on social media is not only affecting their mental health but also resulting in  failure to think creatively, interact with others socially and manage their own emotions.

Chief Executive  Bernardo, Javed Khan shared “Although the internet offers incredible opportunities to learn and play, it also carries serious new risks from cyberbullying to online grooming….These risks can have a devastating impact on the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children.”