- Our generation is addicted to smartphone, so much so that they have begun to rule our lives. If you use your smartphone as a ‘security blanket’ to relieve feelings of anxiety, loneliness, or awkwardness in social situations, you’ll succeed only in cutting yourself off further from the people around you.
- Staring at your phone will deny you the face-to-face interactions that can help to meaningfully connect you to others, alleviate anxiety, and boost your mood.
- My Medical Mantra’s campaign #NoMobileKnowFamily will help you to kick of your cell phone addiction and balance your life, online and offline.
- The campaign #NoMobileKnowFamily has garnered a huge support of the celebrities and politicians who voice for a ‘gadget-free’ family time.
Actress Renuka Shahane said, “It is sad that we prefer to experience our beautiful world virtually through our phones rather than through real experiences. I do not believe in banning any new technology but we must teach our children how to regulate its use. In my family, I do not allow the use of phones during meals or family outings. I also make an active effort to teach my children the pitfalls of online bullying, body shaming and the importance of password protection and cyber safety. I’m trying my best to achieve a balance between modern technology and a happy and healthy family life.”
Dr Neelam Gorhe, MLC and spokesperson, Shiv Sena said, “Today, the usage of mobile phone has increased. Owing to which, many parents tend to ignore their kids. So, there should be some limitations while using the mobile phones. Do not use phone when you are at home and regulate its usage. This will allow you to spend a quality time with your family and children.”
Actress Sana Khan said, “Too much of anything is bad. As far as technology is concerned, I feel it should be limited to an extent. But, today all are glued to the cell phone and it has become their world. So, it’s important to spend a quality time with your friends and family and interact with people by putting down the phone. I always tell my friends who are mothers that let your kids play outdoors and have certain rules of when to use the phone.”
Actress Shama Sikander said, “People use mobile phones a lot, they are not interested in having conversations. People just like to view things and get a visual pleasure out of it. People are addicted to their phones. And it’s a trend now. Be conscious and aware of not getting hooked to it. When people are around, make sure you invest your time in them.”
Actor Pushkar Shrotri said, “People are always glued to their phones. Even parents use their phone a lot when they are with their families. Instead, they should spend some quality time with their kids. So put down your phone.”