To avoid digital addiction, villagers are forbidden to use the phone at night – New Delhi

To avoid digital addiction, villagers are forbidden to use the phone at night – New Delhi

NEW DELHI: It is a unique practice in a village in India when exactly at 7pm, all residents turn off their televisions and mobile devices.

All as one of the population’s measures to protect children from ‘digital addiction’.

Citing the Arab News report , the atmosphere in the village of Mohityanche Vadgaon in the state of Maharashtra, was reported to be quiet after 7 pm.

Village head, Vijay Mohite told the residents of his village that they are now used to the daily routine that has been implemented since August 15.

“This routine is a ‘digital cleaning’ step for 90 minutes every day. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, children are taking classes online, many of them are addicted to mobile phones thus affecting their academic and emotional behavior.

“We are aware that rules like this are against the tide of progress, but this way can be seen to help children to have a bright future,” he said.

The problem of digital addiction has long been recognized by the authorities and parents in India when restrictions following the long COVID-19 outbreak, were found to prevent children from participating in group activities for almost two years.

Last March, the Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, said that more than a third of children in India suffer from the problem of losing concentration due to the use of mobile phones.

source – Faida Rahim

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