Lockdown increase risk of internet addiction


, April 26

It has been 32 days since the country has been locked down due to which the risk of has increased. A survey conducted by , a non-governmental organisation, children and young people are at a higher risk of .

A survey conducted in all seven provinces has revealed that the high number of internet users are mostly those in the 18 to 24 age group. As per the survey, 48.37 per cent internet users are of 18 to 24 age group, 32.49 per cent users are within 25-35 years old, and 9.93 per cent are from the 13-17 age group while 2.28 per cent users are below 12 years. And most of them have been utilising mobile phones to use internet.

The survey revealed that number of people who use internet for four to six hours has reached 34.53 per cent during the from 26 per cent before the . Likewise, 24.27 per cent users are using internet for six to nine hours a day during the period while before the only 11 per cent people used to use the internet for six to nine hours a day.

Likewise, 15.23 per cent users are using internet for 10 to 12 hours a day during lockdown while before the lockdown only

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