9 Do you discuss your problems or day to day events with your parents? 10 Do you play with your father? 11 Do your parents motivate you to take up responsibility? 12 Do you discuss your interests with parents?
12 13 Do your parents criticize you? 14 Do your parents pay compliments and say nice things to you? 15 When you commit mistake will your parents explain your mistakes? 16 Do your parents fight in front of you? 17 Do you talk with your parents about your feelings? 18 Do your parents allow you to do anything you want? 19 Do your parents give freedom in selecting your garments? 20 Do you believe that you can tell your mother whatever you think?
xiii APPENDIX –VII EFFECTS OF ELECTRONIC GADGET EXCESSIVE USE INTRODUCTION Today’s teens live in a world enveloped by electronic gadgets like internet, videogames, television, cell phone etc. Not only has the number of users increased, but also it leads to various kinds of negative impact on adolescents. It is the responsibility of the parents, health care practitioners, schools and the government to protect the adolescents from the harmful effect of newer electronic gadgets. 1.VIDEOGAMES : Most adolescents like to spend at least part of their free time playing video games. But for some what starts out as innocent recreation can become an excessive use. Gamers spend so much time on playing, that their personal relationships get neglected and loses sleep. Video games affect adolescents by displacing time they spend doing home work. Symptoms of Video game Excessive Use: • Most non-school hours are spent on the computer or videogames. • Falling asleep in School. • Worsening grades. • Lying about computer or videogame use. • Choosing to use the Computer or play videogames, rather than seeing friends. • Dropping out of other social groups (Clubs or sports) • Being irritable when not playing a video game or being on the computer.