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Smart phones with interactive media turning into new addiction among teenagers: What are the social implications?
According to a study reported in the media, with the emergent extensive use of smart phones loaded with games in the last decade, the use of drugs among teenagers in the western countries has come down.

The reason ascribed and validated by the trend-study is that e-games and interactive media produce the similar brain pulses as drugs among young formative teens. Consequently, the drug use has declined with the increased use of smart phones among children in teens.

"When left to themselves, with the use of marketed interactive media and games, children will be out to buy new games for smart phones and gaming industry will thrive resulting in the same kinds of criminal activities as the drug mafia. This needs to be regulated or else children will become un-social and anti-social in new ways by becoming addict the smart-phone interactive media providing cheap kicks of the mind," said social psychologists Dr Anita Srivastava while reacting on the news.

Also, we need to enhance face-to-face educational activities and group work in the classroom to provide ever strong psychological foundation to the elementary education and stop the use of the computers and smart classroom till the age of eleven years. Furthermore, at homes, giving smart phones to little children as play and pacifier items should be stopped by the parents, I feel.

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