Persistent Use of Gadgets and Internet in Lockdown Endangers Childhood

Electronic Research Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol 2: Issue III (2020)

7 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2020

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Khalida Nadeem

University of Karachi - Department of Criminology

Nadeem Ahmed

University of Karachi - Department of MCN

Date Written: July 13, 2020

Abstract

This report deals with the frequent interaction of kids and teenagers with their electronic gadgets which have been causing severe and distressing effects. In light of the current situation, the study revealed all the mental and physical problems which had contributed to deteriorating the lifestyle of the kids and teenagers through excessive use of social media in Lockdown. This also threatens the future of Pakistan as the excessive use of social media tarnishes the skills and mentality of the youth as well as their routine, and the youth of any country are the most essential part as they are the ones who have to run the country in the near future and no country could prosper with unskilled and poorly trained and unorganized set of people. The study critically analyzed the major reasons which have contributed to a lack of productivity and the time is spent on social media. It can be concluded that teenagers spend daily on social media at an average of 7-8 hrs. The overall purpose of the study was to let people aware of the mishap which had been created through this unexpected situation in the country and what consequences it would have to deal in the near future. This study analyzes secondary data such as journals, reports, newspapers, relevant national and international research, or news article. It is recommended that parents should know the activities of their kids and have to be vigilant and attentive in encouraging children to maintain their routine. Social media had also contributed to promoting vulgarity and if it continues it won’t be long when modesty gets eradicated and vulgarity becomes common.

Keywords: Lockdown, Vulnerable to Social Media, COVID-19, Mental and Physical Health, Pakistan

Suggested Citation

Nadeem, Khalida and Ahmed, Nadeem, Persistent Use of Gadgets and Internet in Lockdown Endangers Childhood (July 13, 2020). Electronic Research Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol 2: Issue III (2020), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3650517

Khalida Nadeem (Contact Author)

University of Karachi - Department of Criminology ( email )

Pakistan

Nadeem Ahmed

University of Karachi - Department of MCN ( email )

Pakistan

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