Effects of Screen Addiction On Children
There is no difference between 'serious' drugs and 'recreational' drugs. Whether you use tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, or smartphone, any form of addiction is harmful to your health, your relationships, and the value purpose of your life. In the age of information and digital transformation, when all the encyclopaedias of the world rest inside your pockets, it has become extremely important for responsible parents to stay aware of the most socially acceptable drug in the market: the digital drug.
What Makes Digital A Drug
Like any form of drug addiction, screen addiction has a set of easily identifiable symptoms. What happens is that screen use releases dopamine in your brain, just like cocaine. The same reward cycle impacts your brain when using cocaine or marijuana. You may feel good initially, but you will end up needing more of it to get the same high you got the first time. Studies have proven that screen time affects the frontal cortex of the brain. Cocaine addiction affects the frontal cortex of the brain. Prolonged use of a smartphone, tablet, watching TV, video games, scrolling through social media – all these can negatively affect your impulse control, acting as a digital drug for your brain.