Digital devices are an accepted part of life in the 21st century. Between smartphones, tablets, televisions, and computers, digital media surrounds us 24/7.
Amid this digital saturation, parents need to realize that there are major risks posed by these devices. Digital addiction is a serious problem and may be affecting more people than you realize.
Why Digital Addiction Can Be as Serious as Drug Addiction
The thought of our kids having their body and brain chemistries compromised by drug abuse and addiction is one of the most frightening thoughts a parent can have. The debilitating effects of such biochemistry intrusions can alter our child’s life forever.
But what so many parents aren’t aware of is the fact that video games and other digital abuse and addiction can be just as chemically debilitating as drugs—in some cases worse!
Thinking our child could be an addict is not even on the radar for most us. Why? Because, we’ve never considered digital stimuli to be a neurochemistry-altering activity like drug abuse.
But many people who are in-the-know have compared hours in front of screens and keyboards to hours in the local pub.
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