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IntroductionWith the advancement of Technology mancan master the world. Adolescents use their computer or tab or mobile phone. Moreadolescents use mobile phones as it is handy and compact to carry and easilyaccessible. Nowadays it has become a fashion to be connected with technologyespecially in adolescent age due to peer pressure all the adolescence wants toupdate with the use of technology.

They discuss about their gadgets and createa sense of belongingness within the Group.  Reviewof LiteratureApproximately 4 out of5 adolescent mobile phone owners report sleeping with their phones in or neartheir bed (Lenhart, 2012). The majority of adolescents text message after theygo to bed and many report keeping their phones under their pillows in order toavoid missing important messages at night (Lenhart, Ling, Campbell, &Purcell, 2010). The use of mobile phones during the night increases the odds ofbeing ‘very tired’ by two to four-fold the following day (Van den Bulck, 2007)and there is some emerging evidence that the light emitted from the screens ofdevices themselves could interfere sleepWith the advent of advanced technology, growing use ofmobile phones and other gadgets are considerably harming the youngergeneration. Students are developing a strong connection with their mobilephones, which is leading to a massive loss in their concentration and timespent in studies. Parents and teachers usually face problem in combating thedistraction of students.”Anything which is available, accessible, new, fastand related to information and technology tends to attract a lot of people.When children see their parents, family members and everybody in theirsurroundings using cell phones, they adapt this as a natural phenomenon.

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Basically,it is the sheer presence which leads to immediate inclination towardstechnology,” says Dr Samir Parikh, a child PsychiatristDirector, Fortis Hospital.Here’s a list of negative effects caused to a studentwith excessive use of mobile phones:1. Lack of concentrationAccording to report published in the Daily Mail,a new study claims that Heavy internet and mobile phone users are prone to lack of concentration and forgetthings easily This also affects their awareness and eventually lead to passive mind Moreover, this also leads to weak focus and attention2. StressParents want to give all the facilities to their childrenat a tender age so as to help them carve a perfect career path. They purchasethe most expensive and latest smartphone for their children for this, which initself is the origin of all the problems apparently. Students generally have peer pressure to maintain their image.

Even if they do not want to buy an expensive mobile phone, they will do it for their friend circle Children get stressed trying to maintain a proper communication level with parents, teachers and friends on phone3. Low gradesUse of technology has direct implication on education, beit positive or negative. If a teacher is using technology in the classroom, itwill benefit a student. However, if a student chatting for long hours on phone,it will definitely leave a negative impact on him/her.

According to a report published in the Guardian,a research done by Louis-Philippe Beland and Richard Murphy, published by theCentre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, says:”Ill Communication: The Impact of Mobile Phones on StudentPerformance” found that after schools banned mobile phones, the testscores of students aged 16 improved by 6.4%. The economists reckon that this isthe “equivalent of adding five days to the school year”.Despite knowing about education-related apps, kids spendmost of their time doing following activities: Listening music frequently Playing mobile games Chatting and calling friends Following social mediaIn short, excessive use of mobile phones is becoming adistraction for students and is wasting their time. They are delved into thevirtual world to an extent that they forget all other important things4. Lack of visionAnxiety, stress and depression are some of the problemsfaced by students due to 24-hour connection with friends and other people.According to a study, students fail to set goals for themselves due a confusedstate of mind.

What leads to a confused state of mind? Teenagers getdeep into a delirious state of mind once they start keeping their phone next tothem at all times. They do not sleep They constantly check their phone Despite sleeping, they are not stress free5. Cyber bullyingAccording to recent survey by Microsoft Corporation,India ranks third on the highest rate of cyber bullying, after China andSingapore. As many as 7,600 children between the age group of 8-17 years arethe victim of cyber bullying. “What is seen as cyber bullying can vary betweendifferent cultures, and even among different individuals. In addition, cyberbullying, as a term, is not recognised worldwide.

To address this, the studyexplored the issue by asking children about negative experiences they’ve hadonline – from their point of view (being called mean names, being teased,etc.). While such experiences may not be viewed as bullying by all whoexperience it, these behaviors may be considered by some as having potentiallyadverse effects,” noted the report.Impacts of cyber bullying: Rising student suicides Increase of aggression in students Loss of self confidence Depression Increase in student drug intakeAimsand Objectives·        To find out the socio demographic profile of therespondentsResearchMethodologyThe researcher has usedDescriptive Design as the study describes the type of technology used and roleof social worker in preventing the children from Addiction. The researcher hasselected students from 10th,11th  & 12th std which constitute of240 students .Hence the universe is 240.The researcher used disproportionateRandom sampling to select 60 students from the universe.

Questionnaire was usedto collect data.                                                            Table.1        Distributionof the respondent according to their age Age No.

of respondents(n=60) Percentage 1 15-16 39 65 2 17-18 21 35     60 100                The above table shows majority ofthe respondents (65%) were in the age group of 15-16 years of age and more thanone third respondents (35%) were in the age group of 17& 18 years TABLE – 2Distribution of therespondent according to their gender Gender   No. Of respondents (n=60) Percentage 1 Female 31 52 2 Male 29 48  Theabove table shows more than half of respondents (52%) were female and less thanhalf of the respondents (48%) were males.TABLE – 3Distribution of therespondents according to their class studying Class studying No. of. respondents(n=60) Percentage 1 10TH 20 33.3 2 11TH 20 33.

3 3 12TH 20 33.3     60 100  Theabove table shows one third of the respondents (33.3%)  were studying 10th standard, onethird of the respondents (33.3%) were studying 11th standard, andmore than one fourth of the respondents (33.3) were studying  12th standard.TABLE – 4    Distributionof the respondents based on the purpose of usage of Technology Purpose No of respondents (n=60) Percentage 1 Knowledge 20 33.3 2 Entertainment 40 66.

7     60 100     The above table shows that majority of therespondents (66.7%) use technology for entertainment and one third of therespondents (33.3%) use technology for to gain knowledge.  TABLE– 5Distributionof respondents based on their non-usage of gadgets for one day Without using gadgets for one day No. Of.

Respondents (n=60) Percentage% 1 Yes 38 63.3 2 No 22 36.7     60 100  Theabove table shows that majority of the respondents (63.

3%) can be without usinggadgets  for one day and more than onethird of the respondents (36.7%) were not willing to stay away from gadgets forone day which shows that they may have been addicted to it.TABLE– 6Distributionof respondents according to usage of phone at  night Use of mobile at night No.of. respondents (n=60) Percentage 1 Yes 39 65 2 No 21 35     60 100  Theabove table shows that more than half of the respondents (65%)  check messages  at night and one third of the respondents(35%) do not check  messages at  night.

                                                                          Table-7Associationbetween age and  use of technology   S.NO Frequent use in media Correlation value Statistical inference 1   Age 0.101 P>0.05 Not significant  TABLE-8Associationbetween age and without media for a day   S.NO Without media for a day Correlation value Statistical inference 1   Age 0.096 P>0.05 Not significant Socialwork InterventionTechnology Addiction has become one of the major problemin this Century.

There  is a need forsocial work intervention which will enable the adolescence to perform a bettersocial role. With the Advent of Technology the problems due to usage are on aincreased rate than the benefits of usage. Adolescent is a age of fun andfrolic. Every child when it enters the adolescent age it has the curiosity touse the technology, to become updated to be part of the Gang. The childdevelops inferiority complex when parents neglects to provide Gadgets. Thefantasy life starts with the gadgets. The child develops purpose to use thegadgets based on Age. In the adolescent age the child starts to hid their interest.

They does not want their parents to now what they are doing. There starts thegap between the parents and their children. Adolescents use the gadgets to playvideo games, to see pornography, to connect with friends through whatsapp,Hike, Face book, Twitter            Theconstant use of technology develops an obsession. They are curious to respondto messages and to know the responses. They react to the messages. The mood ofthe messages is been conveyed to the environment. The adolescence may developunwanted contacts through the networking.

When parents and elders does notprotect the child then it may end up in any kind of behavioural change likeinvolving in antisocial activities. The parents should have constantsupervision on the child using gadgets. This will help the child to have acontrol on their children. Role of social workerv  School social worker is still a dream.

In case of appointmentof school social workers there might be a constant touch with the studentswhere students may be oriented about the ill effects of technology andassociated physical and psychological complications.v  Parents should be oriented on monitoring of the childrenand also probing on the activities of the childrenv  Motivating the adolescents to find out their interest andto involve in any extracurricular activities to substitute Gadgets.v  In school the teachers has to monitor the academicprogress


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