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Children’s passive consumption of Social Media

Neera Handa Dr
ILLUMINATION

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Passive smoking is injurious to health so, what about passive consumption of social media?

Do what I say, but, don’t do what I do! It doesn't work and hasn't worked ever! But that seems to be the message that parents are sending to their children about mobile phones.

Passive consumption of social media

The parents use their phones all the time, and children are told, in some cases, not to do that!

And I can see, even if the children are not themselves using a phone, like actively consuming social media, they are watching their parents do that!

But, why like passive smoking, social media consumption is still not being rated injurious to health. Maybe it is being considered by many, that social media consumption can be equally harmful, but there are still no rules about not using smart phones, in the presence of children!

I find similarities in the passive consumption of social media and passive smoking.

I couldn’t find any research paper about it, there is much Hoo ha about passive consumption of social media, when a person is using social media, scrolling and not being critical or active about it.

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Neera Handa Dr
ILLUMINATION

Top writer in poetry & Sustainability, compulsive writer, reading, writing just about anything. I write daily, have published a PhD, a book & academic articles.