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July 24, 2012Net Nanny for Android 2.0
Jun 11, 2013
Internet addiction has become a huge problem in today’s society, particularly among children. Kids today have never lived in a world without tech gadgets. As such, virtual connection has become a necessity for many.
An estimated 8%-12% of U.S. children have an addiction to the Internet.
These are the kids who prioritize virtual activities above real life social interaction, homework, reading books, watching TV, and even sleep. They become depressed or irritable when not online. They may even resort to sneaking online if time limits are placed on their Internet use.
For parents who want to address this type of compulsive behavior, here are some tips.
Always keep the dialogue with your struggling child open and convey your rules and concerns with love. Getting over this addiction will be difficult, but as you enforce appropriate time usage, your child can recover.
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