The Internet has now become an important part of people’s lives, but this is worrying. According to a survey, more than half of the country’s Indian youth aged 9-17 years spend more than 3 hours per day on social media and online gaming.
Internet in India is cheaper than many countries of the world. Due to this, most of the people in the country use the Internet. The number of mobile users in the country has reached around 100 crores. Talking globally, about 93 percent of the world’s population is connected to the Internet, and out of these, 60 percent i.e. about 4.8 billion people are active on social media. The Internet has now become an important part of people’s lives, but this is worrying. According to a survey, more than half of the country’s Indian youth aged 9-17 years spend more than 3 hours per day on social media and online gaming.
50,000 parents participated in the survey
This information has been received from a recently conducted national survey. About 50,000 parents from the country were included in this survey. The survey found that every sixth in ten youth aged 9 to 17 spend more than three hours a day on social media or gaming platforms.
From Maharashtra alone, 17 percent of parents said their children were online for more than six hours every day. 22 percent of the country’s respondents also gave the same answer. Only 10 percent of parents said their child felt “happy” after spending time on social media or gaming. The study also revealed that social media is having more negative impacts than positive impacts.
Mental problems are increasing
The latest survey confirms a 2022 statement by American Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy which said that if a child spends 3 hours or more on social media every day, then depression can be seen in him, and his mental health can be affected. There is also a serious risk of loss.
Another survey by the social media platform LocalCircles revealed that prolonged engagement with social media increases the likelihood of mental health issues such as aggression, impatience, hyperactivity, and depression. According to the survey, children aged 9-18 years have become addicted to gadgets and do not want to live without them. Headache, back pain, and depression are being seen in children due to excessive use of gadgets.