Recently, excessive social network online has caused controversy because many children have mental health problems.
Nowadays, children live in cutting edge technology, and they meet and talk online rather than playing outside with their friends. Many parents also use computers to appease children.
Experts, including paternity specialist Sharon Witt, advised children about the causes of and concerns about the anxiety that children experience with social networking.
Increased use of digital devices for 4-year-olds
"Four-year-olds are feeling anxious because of too many online connections and children are connected online anytime, anywhere," said Sharon Wit, a child care specialist. As a result, the number of children experiencing anxiety is increasing.
Children are endlessly exposed online through bad news, disaster, and social media bullying. Unpleasant conversations and bullying can happen to children all day long from the morning, and children's mental health problems can arise.
"Children's anxiety is very much related to events happening around the world in addition to social media," Witt said.
Children's mental health What's the problem
"One in 10 children between the ages of six and eleven are diagnosed with anxiety symptoms," said Vanessa Kham, a child anxiety researcher at the University of Queensland in Australia.
Children's anxiety and frustration are spreading far more widespread than in the past.
The children are feeling various fears that they may be trapped in an elevator or a friend may die from failing the test. It is a vague fear, but it feels very real to children.
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How parents cope with mental health problems in children
Wit noted that stopping online access for the right time is the first step in mental health. Parents should ban children from online use for about 10 to 12 hours during the night. You should ban children during the day and encourage them to do more exercise.
Parents, too, should be children's identities and refrain from excessive online access.
Increasing pressure to excellence in school, friendship, and school is one of the factors that harm mental health.
Talking about how to overcome the situation and plan what to do when the child is in fear can effectively relieve anxiety.
Parents should play a role in encouraging their children to understand and accept their fearful feelings.