Experts have urged parents to exercise caution and restraint when giving children smartphones. Kate Winslet, Anand Mahindra, Elon Musk, have also expressed concerns about kids using smartphones. That’s because overuse of these devices has been linked to decreased self-esteem, heightened feelings of sadness and anxiety, reduced motivation, and a lack of resilience.
Over the years, multiple studies have demonstrated the detrimental impact of social media on teenagers. The Internet is a vast landscape of opportunity and wonder, but it also harbors a darker side that can have serious consequences for young people. From the pressure to constantly compare oneself to others, to the risk of becoming a target of cyberbullying, abuse, and online harassment, the dangers of the digital world are very real.
The safety of children on social media is a constant concern for parents. Hollywood actress Kate Winslet’s call for action against harmful content on social media during her winning moment at the BAFTA Television Awards in London on Sunday resonated with many parents.
At the BAFTA awards ceremony, the actress was honored with the Leading Actress award for her outstanding performance in ‘I am Ruth’, a mini-series that delves into the life of a mother grappling with her teenager’s obsession with social media. Interestingly, the actress’s real-life daughter, Mia Threapleton, also starred in the series.
Kate Winslet’s recent BAFTA speech strikes a chord with parents worldwide, who remain vigilant in safeguarding their children against the dangers of social media’s darker aspects.Sorry, there is no user text to rewrite. Please provide a text to work with.
Amidst a charged atmosphere, the 47-year-old actress took to the stage and passionately exclaimed, “We want our children back!” The audience resonated with her sentiment, as they too echoed the same fervent plea.
According to several studies, frequent use of social media among young adults has been linked to a threefold increase in the likelihood of experiencing depression. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there has been a significant increase in the number of suicides among young adults in the United States over the past two decades. Specifically, the number of females aged 15-24 who died by suicide has risen by 87%, while the number of males aged 15-24 who took their own lives has increased by 30%.
Young people who have fallen prey to the addictive and harmful aspects of social media need not despair. A plea has been made to those in positions of authority and those capable of effecting change to consider criminalizing harmful content. Calls have been made to eradicate harmful content from online platforms. The desire to acquire it is absent. The actress pleaded for the return of her children.
Kate Winslet, the renowned actress, stated that the movie “I Am Ruth” was created with the intention of catering to families who feel trapped by the dangers of the internet and for parents who yearn to connect with their teenage children but are unable to do so.
Not only has the ‘Titanic’ star voiced his opinion against children using social media and advocated for limitations, but he is not alone in his stance. Twitter CEO Elon Musk has also addressed this issue on multiple occasions in the past. A few months ago, Elon Musk, a prominent figure on Twitter, admitted to making a mistake by not limiting his children’s access to social media.
In a candid admission, the parent revealed that they have refrained from imposing any limitations on their children’s use of social media, a decision that they now believe may have been misguided. According to the parent, their children have been heavily influenced by popular online platforms such as Reddit and YouTube, leading to concerns about the content they have been exposed to.
During the World Government Summit held earlier this year in Dubai, a 51-year-old individual expressed their opinion on social media usage. The individual suggested that social media should be limited more than it has been in the past and that it is important to monitor the content that individuals are exposed to.
“Stop Giving Smartphones to Your Kids!” – A Warning from Experts Former CEO of Xiaomi India, Manu Kumar Jain, has urged parents to exercise caution. Anand Mahindra, a billionaire from India, has expressed his views on children’s access to smartphones, similar to those of prominent figures in the Western world.
The chairman of Mahindra and Mahindra has recently enlightened his followers about the detrimental impact of children’s excessive smartphone usage. An Indian entrepreneur has recently shared a study regarding the impact of smartphone usage on the mental health of young adults. The study specifically focuses on the age at which individuals first began using smartphones.
The situation is incredibly disturbing. A recent study conducted by Sapien Labs and Krea University in Andhra Pradesh has revealed that the age at which a child first acquires a smartphone has a significant impact on their mental health in later years. In a recent tweet, Mahindra has joined the chorus of voices urging parents to exercise caution and restraint.
According to recent studies, possessing a smartphone at a young age has been linked to decreased self-esteem, heightened feelings of sadness and anxiety, reduced motivation, and a lack of resilience. Lawmakers across various nations are advocating for more stringent age verification regulations to prevent minors from accessing social media platforms.