Curb children’s social media usage


IN Malaysia, it is common to see parents relying on smartphones to pacify toddlers, particularly during meal times at restaurants. As researchers in the field and mothers of toddlers, we are writing this letter out of concern for our young children and future young generations’ lack of cognitive maturity to discern harmful situations, making them susceptible to physical harm or legal consequences.

American child psychologist Dr Kate Eshleman has noted that young minds can easily internalise content beyond their comprehension, potentially leading to misconceptions and emotional distress.

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