According to the taiwan experts, children should not be shamed for internet connected devices

According to the taiwan experts, children should not be shamed for internet connected devices

5 to 10 percent of suicides among teenagers involved conflicts related to the use of smart phones or other Internet-connected devices. According to Taiwan experts, when children and teens use mobile phones excessively or isolate themselves from personal relationships or social situations, parents should respond sensibly. When the parents are too strict on limiting Internet time or time to play on their cell phone, it will cause stress in the family relationship and might compel their children to go outside the home to play online, like at an Internet cafe. If parents just scold or disparage their children, then they might feel they are not being accepted, and they will refuse to express their true feelings. This might lead them to believe that they can only find support and appreciation from the Internet. If parents are unable to handle their child’s internet or mobile device use, they can call a help hotline at 1999, extension 8858, where professional counselors can provide support and help parents in finding resources to help children in generating new habits and interests other than exploring internet and gaming devices.

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