Earlier parents asked their children not to be “addicted” to technology, teachers punished their students if caught carrying or using a device in school or classes.
Now, from children to adults to the elderly, “everyone seems to be addicted” to technology for different reasons. Children are using technology extensively for online classes, playing video games, doing homework, attending zoom birthday parties and celebrations, talking to their family and friends. Adults are using technology for more important activities like working from home, doing online shopping for essentials as well as non-essentials because we miss “those times and those things,” from food to clothes to work-related things. Not to forget a very important usage of technology by adults to socialise, to gossip, and to stay in touch with family, friends, and relatives.
Elderly people have also started toying with a phone, sometimes successfully making calls, at other times forwarding random messages to