SMS Addiction Leading to Health Problems in Youth | InfoZonePK

In newspapers and TV Channels yesterday carried this story by APP claiming that widespread availability of cheap unlimited text messages plans has made the service as preferred mode of communication for youngsters and its excessive ue is leading to health problems among them.

Report said that SMS has surpassed rest of the forms of daily interaction amongst youngsters like face-to-face conversations, voice calling, etc.

It said that 60 percent of youngsters send and receive over 125 text messages daily to interact with their peer group.

Reports claimed that excessive texting is leading to a number of problems for kids such as insomnia, depression, lack of eating, isolation etc.

Amongst 90 percent of those interviewed by APP admitted that they sleep with their cell phones lying next to them and thus, keep slightly awake most of the time during their sleep.

Majority of respondents admitted that they are often awakened by a phone call or a text message after going to bad and the lack of sleep has affecting their work and progress.