The epidemic of mobile addiction

In one of my columns last year I dealt with the increasing addiction to mobile phones by children. This followed incidences in which children were demanding access to their parents’ mobile phones. I was either wrong or had not observed parents’ behaviour towards the use of mobile phone.

During the recent Christmas and New Year holiday, as many parents took care of their children in the absence of housemaids, I keenly observed the mannerism of many couples.

My conclusion is that mobile addiction in both parents and children has reached an epidemic proportion. It is a matter that we must address now or else it will destroy many aspects of what makes us human, including our ability to communicate.

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