Parents' excessive use of mobile phones is driving behavioral problems among children

July 27, 2018

Parents’ excessive use of mobile phones has been linked to increasing children’s behaviour problems in the world’s first study of its kind.

The research involving almost 200 families found that children whose parents were addicted to their phones were significantly more likely to have behaviour problems.

Some 40 per cent of the mothers and 32 per cent of the fathers admitted some form of phone addiction such as being unable to resist checking messages, always thinking about incoming calls or texts or simply feeling they used it too much.

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