Today, in a supposedly more enlightened age, adults turn a blind eye while children are exposed to a different kind of filth on their smartphones and left to roam unsupervised in the darkest places online.
One distinguished psychiatrist, Iain McGilchrist, has said that a nonstop attachment to technology is leading to borderline “autistic” behaviour.
Meanwhile, admissions to hospital for self-harm have increased threefold over a decade, and admissions for eating disorders have doubled over the past three years alone."
This year, ChildLine in Britain revealed that it is being overwhelmed by victims of cyber bullying. A study from Glasgow University found that the pressure to “respond 24/7 on social media accounts can cause depression, anxiety and decrease sleep quality for teenagers”.
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29 March 2016