This quantitative survey examines the relationship between digital gadgets and the mental health of developing children. 300 respondents of Lahore, mainly parents of children with age between 0-8 years in Lahore, Pakistan have been surveyed. Results of this study show that the heavy use of digital gadgets has a significant and direct impact on the child health. Mothers have also reported the increase of aggression, stubbornness and mood tantrums in their children after excessive usage of tablet devices.
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