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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 257-259

Role of schools in management of “tech addiction” in children and adolescents during the pandemic

Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Satya Raj
Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijsp.ijsp_235_21

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Technology and tech devices have revolutionized the world, made things very simple, fast, and quick, especially teaching and learning has been made accessible to all. It has been a blessing during the pandemic definitely as it has helped millions of children learn in the safety of their homes. However, it has also brought with it, numerous problems we are struggling to grapple with now. Tech-addiction is a major problem, in many children and adolescents, and it has been affecting their physical, emotional, and social well-being. This has been a major concern globally. The current article will focus on the role of schools in addressing Tech addiction and the way forward. Addressing tech addiction in schools from a primary and secondary prevention model will be very effective. The article also highlights the simple ways in which this can be done.

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