Effect of Using Smart Mobile Device on Child Prosocial and Difficult Behaviors in School Age; Parents’ Perception
Keywords:Smart mobile, Prosocial, difficult behaviors, parent perception
Background: The time that children spend using digital devices is increasing rapidly with the development
of new portable and instantly accessible technology. Mobile devices are embedded in and dominate the daily
lives of young children. Research Aims: assess the effect of using smart mobile device on child Prosocial
and difficult behaviors in school age. Methodology: A cross sectional research design was utilized at August
2019 - January 2020. Convenience sample include the 400 school children. An online survey by using
Google form, which contains three parts (characteristics of parents, children and Strengths and Difficulties
Questionnaire). Results: revealed that47.2% and 47.7% of studied children had abnormal emotional
symptoms and conduct problems. In addition (34.5%) of studied children was normal related peer problems
domain. Also, (51.2%) of them was abnormal related hyperactivity. While, (30%) of studied children had
normal Prosocial behavior. Conclusions: the current study concluded that about half of studied children had
abnormal Prosocial and difficult behaviors and less than one quarter of them had borderline Prosocial and
difficult behaviors. While, less than one third of them had normal Prosocial and difficult behaviors.
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