Naidu stresses on negative consequence of smartphones on youngsters

By PTI Published on Jul 28, 2018 11:46 AM IST

Amaravati: Indiscriminate use of mobile phones raising criminal tendencies among the youth, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said today.

The Chief Minister also appealed to women to restrict the time spent by their children on the communication gadget.

"Use of mobile phones is turning into a bad habit among children, and the youths are misusing the smartphones. This is leading to an increase in criminal tendencies, which is a dangerous consequence," he said.

Addressing a meeting of resource persons of women self-help groups here, he said the purchase of smartphones had increased along with advancement in technology.

Excessive use of anything would turn it into an addiction and cause negative results, he said. "Women have to curb this trend by restricting usage of

mobile phones by their children. You have to control their bad

habits," Naidu said.

The Chief Minister said his government was striving to reduce economic inequalities in the society by taking up programmes that enhance women's income.

He said loans to the tune of Rs 14,000 crore had been arranged for the women SHGs in the state this year for their economic empowerment.