Parents warned on social media overuse

Social media overuse is not just a phenomenon here in Australia. Earlier this year, the Thai publication The Nation reported:

“Thai children aged eight to 18 spend about eight hours daily watching television, using cellphones or playing on the computer, although experts say children, especially those in primary school, should spend no more than two hours per day on any of these activities,” Amornwich said, adding that Thailand had not paid enough attention to the problem.

And, since children’s lack of life skills could lead to bigger problems when they grow up, he urged relevant agencies to take serious action on such vulnerable issues. “For years, we’ve heard that Thai children lack life skills, but agencies have not coped with this problem seriously,” he said

Sounds familiar doesn’t it? Read the whole article here.


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