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November 13, 2016

Poor grades, changes in social and family behavior, and an obsession to stay connected are red flags for teen technology abuse. Young people “obsessed” with being online go to the specialists’ consultations, who do not turn off the device at night and who alter their daily activities to use, more and more, the mobile phone, the video game console or the computer.

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Photo: Kamira via Shutterstock

In addition, when they are not in contact with the devices they become irritable and have mood swings, something that calms down when they are reconnected.

This abuse of technologies is especially seen in adolescents between the ages of 12 and 16.

In the case of boys, it is usually a shy, withdrawn adolescent with certain difficulties in socializing and his obsession is with video games.

For their part, girls addicted to new technologies have an apparently sociable character, but with certain difficulties in communication and make excessive use of social networks.

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Photo: Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock

The prevention of all abuse is easy to formulate but “very difficult” to implement and in the case of new technologies it is even more so, since there is talk of a permanent “guest” in every home. However, specialists have defined a series of clear guidelines to be implemented by parents to avoid abusive use of technology by their children.

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