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The Majority (48%) of the samples were using electronic gadget excessively (31%) of the samples were using moderately and only 21% of the samples were using averagely. ASSOCHAM a country wide survey on “Tech Toy Addictions” said that easy availability of technology coupled with lack of parental supervision is a significant reason for this ever increasing menace of technology addiction. Martin, youth and education researcher said that Adolescents use different modes of electronic gadgets in different social contexts (70%) use social networking website, (31%) play video games, (25%) share secrets and feel comfortable in using cell phones and (33% ) interested in watching television. The second objective of the study was to findout the level of academic performance among adolescents excessively using electronic gadget. The findings related to this objective are described in table 3. From table 3 it can be inferred that majority (57%) of the samples had average academic performance (10%) of the samples had poor academic performance and interestingly(33%) of the samples had good academic performance. Siji Abraham (1998) revealed that (70%) of the children who watch television excessively have deleterious effects on learning and academic performance. Canadian pediatric society (cps) and the Media Awareness Network (2001) found that watching television takes time away from reading and school work and affects Childs’ developmental level.
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69 R.Suda (2009) in her study “effect of playing violent video games on children founded that repeated exposure co mediated violence will increase in aggression, fear and Low academic performance. Linder, J.R., and Walsh, D.A. (2004) in their study conducted that adolescents who expose themselves to greater amount of video were more of hostile, were more clay to be involved in physical fights and performed poorly in school. These studies support the present study. In south Korea, where some of the most interesting research on internet addiction has been published there said to have approximately of 10,000 children aged 6-18 who were addicted of this addiction and were requiring treatment of these children with psychotropic the rest required hospitalization. Hittin(2005) conducted a study on “grade fluctuation and cell phone use” he found that there is a grade fluctuation among those who put off doing their home work to spend timing in cell phone or text messaging. The Third objective of the study was to findout the level of family interaction among adolescents excessively using electronic gadget. Table 4 revealed the level of family interaction among adolescents excessively using electronic gadget. The levels of family interaction are categorized into, poor, moderately Adequate and adequate family interaction. All most (98%) of the samples had poor family interaction, and (2%) of the samples had moderately adequate family interaction and shockingly none of the samples had adequate family interaction.
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70 Rabin et al., (2005) found that 75% of American Teenagers today have
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