The role of technology gets bigger every day, and addiction and overuse of smart devices threaten people of all ages, mentally and physically, according to a Turkish expert.

“Children in stages of development face the threat of technology addiction. It is known to cause developmental disability and mental retardation in children,” Deniz Unay, a social media specialist, told Anadolu Agency.

He added that one threat of tech overuse is obesity, as well as vision and spinal disorders, failure in school, and progressive social isolation.

“If we think how technology is easily accessible today, we should learn how to use

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