The more you connect, the less you connect

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So we often talk about how kids and young people are addicted to their smartphones. But what about you, parents? Have you ever stopped to think about your phone usage and how it could be affecting your children?

A new ad campaign in China has tried to make people think about this very issue and the barriers it can cause in the family. Created for the Center for Psychological Research, the ads aim to promote awareness of a growing screen addiction trend – and how it’s putting barriers between parents and kids, and between couples.

Because at the end of the day, does it matter how many people we connect with on Facebook or how many followers we have, if our own family seems worlds away?

Images taken from the Huffington Post.

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