Excessive use of technology
Developing likes, dislikes, hobbies and interests is an important part of growing up. You might have noticed that your son or daughter has become passionate about a particular sport or band, for example. Similarly, they might love going on the internet, using their mobile, playing on their games console or listening to their MP3 player
For teenagers in particular, going online has become a vital social currency – logging on to Facebook or another social networking website when they get back from school is the equivalent of you rushing home to phone your friends when you were their age – and playing on the PSP, Wii or Xbox has now become part of the evening and weekend routine for many children.